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.
What has happened so far?
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.
What happens next?
Council has referred the information report received at the September 26, 2022, Council meeting back to the administration for costing and recommendations.
Existing short-term rentals
There are approximately 178 active short-term rentals in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, an AirDNA map from September 12, 2022, shows the locations at that time. 84% of these rentals are advertised on Airbnb. Complaints regarding a property listed with Airbnb can be filed through Airbnb's neighbourhood support line.
Below are some by-laws that are related to Short-Term Rentals.