Short-Term Dwelling Rentals

​The Municipality of Chatham-Kent does not currently licence short-term rentals except for short-term rentals that offer five bedrooms or more. Short-term rentals offering five bedrooms or more require a Rental Dwelling Unit, Large Municipal Business Licence


As directed by Council, a survey was conducted through Chatham-Kent Let's Talk from July 27 to August 22, 2022. The survey results are comprised of responses from 144 participants. 

At the September 26, 2022 Council meeting, Council received an information report about the results of the Let's Talk survey. Council referred the information report back to administration for costing and recommendations. 

Attachment A - AirDNA map of active rentals
Attachment B - Survey Results
Attachment C - Short Term Rentals Guide to Municipal By-laws 
Attachment D - Other municipalities information

At the April 29, 2024 Council meeting an information report was received providing options and costing along with Attachment A.

Complaints directed to Airbnb or Vrbo

Complaints regarding a property listed with Airbnb can be filed through Airbnb's neighbourhood support line. To report a concern about a VRBO property submit a Stay Neighborly complaint form.

Questions or concerns?

If you have questions or concerns regarding short-tern rentals please contact the Licensing Department by e-mail at 

Below are some by-laws that are related to Short-Term Rentals.

Short-Term Dwelling Rentals