Short-term Rental (STR) Bylaw

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Short-term Rental (STR) Bylaw

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021


In November 2021, Council adopted the Short-term Rental (STR) Bylaw that will ensure safety and responsibility in the tourist rental market. The bylaw establishes clear policies to regulate short-term rentals throughout Kimberley that will enhance the visitor experience and improve our important tourist economy. The main goals of the bylaw are to:

  • ensure building and occupant safety;
  • reduce impacts to housing availability and affordability;
  • reduce STR's impact on neighborhood character;
  • reduce noise, parking and traffic problems and eliminate party houses;
  • improve responsiveness to neighbor complaints;
  • support compliant accommodation providers; and
  • eliminate non-compliant unsafe or unauthorized accommodation providers.

Short-term rentals in Kimberley provide needed tourism accommodation in our community. The City of Kimberley currently allows short-term rentals in several of its neighbourhoods, most of which are located in the area surrounding the alpine resort. Most of these neighbourhoods allow for the short-term rental of entire homes and individual suites, but some neighbourhoods are limited to individual bedrooms within a home.

The City of Kimberley now requires operators of short-term rentals to hold licences for each short-term rental unit they operate to ensure that units are safe and operators are responsive to any concerns that may arise.

Visit for more information and access to the application guide and required forms.