Residential Rental Licensing

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At the Nov. 20, 2018 meeting, the Administrative Policies Committee voted to defer the proposed residential rental licensing program until the current secondary planning studies and the zoning bylaw consolidation are complete. (see the committee motion and minutes).


The City is considering a residential rental licensing program for residential developments containing one to three rental units. The program, if approved by Council, would require rental properties with one to three units to meet certain standards to ensure the health and safety of renters. It is proposed that the residential rental licensing program also include short-term rentals and boarding, rooming and lodging houses.

Learn more about the proposed residential rental licensing program.


At the Nov. 20, 2018 meeting, the Administrative Policies Committee voted to defer the proposed residential rental licensing program until the current secondary planning studies and the zoning bylaw consolidation are complete. (see the committee motion and minutes).


The City is considering a residential rental licensing program for residential developments containing one to three rental units. The program, if approved by Council, would require rental properties with one to three units to meet certain standards to ensure the health and safety of renters. It is proposed that the residential rental licensing program also include short-term rentals and boarding, rooming and lodging houses.

Learn more about the proposed residential rental licensing program.

Consultation has concluded
  • Take the Survey

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    24 July, 2018
    CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City invites tenants, landlords, homeowners and residents to share their opinions on residential rental licensing. The feedback received will inform the development of a draft residential rental licensing by-law which will be presented for Council’s consideration in late summer.

    Before taking the survey, we encourage you to read Council Report Number 18-001 to find out more about residential rental licensing, Kingston’s current situation and what other municipalities have done.


    Survey closes July 23 at 4 p.m.