A Rental Dwelling Unit, Large is described as a dwelling unit containing five or more bedrooms, which is rented either as a single housekeeping unit or where individual Bedrooms are offered for rent. None of a Bed and Breakfast Establishment, Group Home, Hotel/Motel, or Residential Care Facility shall be considered a Rental Dwelling Unit, Large.

A Lodger is any tenant who rents a bedroom in a Rental Dwelling Unit, Large

Application Requirements:

  • Zoning approval from the Chatham-Kent Building Department

  • Health Inspection completed by the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit

  • Fire Inspection completed by the Chatham-Kent Fire Department

  • Maximum number of permitted Lodgers in the Rental Dwelling Unit, Large

  • A copy of the Master Business Licence (via Service Ontario)

Licence Details:

  • Licence Type: Rental Dwelling Unit, Large

  • Initial Fee: $201

  • Renewal Fee: $157

  • Licence Expiry Date: End of the month plus one year from date of issuance

Licence issuance is subject to inspection approvals and completed application requirements. 

For further requirement details, please refer to the Consolidated Business Licensing Bylaw available in the downloads section.