Purpose of By-law
To address sub-standard housing conditions in rental units and protect the amenity, character and stability of residential areas
What Units Require a Licence
Any building containing four or less rental units and converted dwellings. Apartment and townhouse buildings are exempt.
Licensing Fees* (per property)
Initial application - $165.00 (as of January 1, 2017)
If Fire Inspection Required, an additional $171.00 will be required.
Annual Renewal - $55.00
If the property is a duplex, the Electrical Safety Authority may have additional fees. This is done in partnership with the Fire Prevention Office.
*Property owner to pay licensing fee
Fines for Not Having a Licence
Any rental property owner who contravenes any provision of by-law CP-19 is subject to a fine upon conviction. The maximum fine for a person upon first conviction is $25,000 and for a corporation is $50,000. The maximum fines for subsequent convictions are double the maximum initial conviction.