Short-term Rental Licensing


The City is initiating a conversation on short-term accommodations (i.e. vacation or tourist rentals) in Kingston. Short-term accommodations are private, residential dwellings (or part of dwellings) that are rented to provide sleeping accommodations to a person or persons on a temporary basis (generally less than 28 days, with daily or weekly rates).

Staff is seeking input on potential licensing requirements. This discussion will facilitate a dialogue between the city and the public as staff work to create a short-term rental licensing program that meets the needs of Kingston's residents.

Learn more about short-term rentals.



The City is initiating a conversation on short-term accommodations (i.e. vacation or tourist rentals) in Kingston. Short-term accommodations are private, residential dwellings (or part of dwellings) that are rented to provide sleeping accommodations to a person or persons on a temporary basis (generally less than 28 days, with daily or weekly rates).

Staff is seeking input on potential licensing requirements. This discussion will facilitate a dialogue between the city and the public as staff work to create a short-term rental licensing program that meets the needs of Kingston's residents.

Learn more about short-term rentals.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey on short-term rental licensing in Kingston. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

    In November 2018, Council directed staff to create a short-term rental licensing program to regulate short-term rental businesses operating in Kingston.

    The results of this survey will help staff in creating an effective, easy to understand short term rental business licencing program for City Council’s consideration.

    If you have any questions about the contents of this survey or the short-term rental licensing program, contact Ben Poirier, licensing and enforcement coordinator at 613-546-4291 ext.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey on short-term rental licensing in Kingston. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

    In November 2018, Council directed staff to create a short-term rental licensing program to regulate short-term rental businesses operating in Kingston.

    The results of this survey will help staff in creating an effective, easy to understand short term rental business licencing program for City Council’s consideration.

    If you have any questions about the contents of this survey or the short-term rental licensing program, contact Ben Poirier, licensing and enforcement coordinator at 613-546-4291 ext. 3177 or bpoirier@cityofkingston.ca.

    Survey closes Aug 27 at 4 p.m.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey on short-term rental licensing in Kingston. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

    In November 2018, Council directed staff to create a short-term rental licensing program to regulate short-term rental businesses operating in Kingston.

    The results of this survey will help staff in creating an effective, easy to understand short term rental business licencing program for City Council’s consideration.

    If you have any questions about the contents of this survey or the short-term rental licensing program, contact Ben Poirier, licensing and enforcement coordinator at 613-546-4291 ext.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey on short-term rental licensing in Kingston. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

    In November 2018, Council directed staff to create a short-term rental licensing program to regulate short-term rental businesses operating in Kingston.

    The results of this survey will help staff in creating an effective, easy to understand short term rental business licencing program for City Council’s consideration.

    If you have any questions about the contents of this survey or the short-term rental licensing program, contact Ben Poirier, licensing and enforcement coordinator at 613-546-4291 ext. 3177 or bpoirier@cityofkingston.ca.

    Survey closes Aug 27 at 4 p.m.

    Take Survey