Welcome to the conversation about short-term rentals in the City of Vernon. A short-term rental (STR) is a home, or a room in a home, that is rented for less than 30 days at a time. For example, rented on a daily, weekend, weekly or bi-weekly basis to visitors who return to primary residence elsewhere at the end of their stay.
Building on a first round of public engagement in the spring of 2020, the City has been working to develop regulations to manage the growing short term rental industry. The City heard concerns from the community about the impact of short term rentals on its long term rental housing supply, as well as disruptions to residential neighbourhoods from noise and congestion.
The City of Vernon is now seeking community input on its proposed approach for short term rental (STR) regulations. For further details, please visit www.EngageVernon.ca/STR. A summary of the public consultation responses and draft bylaw amendments will be presented to City Council on August 15, 2022. Should Council approve the proposed amendments, the City would provide a grace period to allow current STR operators to obtain licenses and come into compliance.