Short-Term Rentals

Hinton Town Council approved a new Short-Term Rentals Bylaw (No. 1162) in 2022 to establish requirements and regulations for the operation of short-term residential accommodations for periods of up to thirty (30) consecutive days.  

There are two types of short-term residential rental accommodations:

  1. Rental of an entire dwelling (Non-Principal Residence)
  2. Rental of individual rooms or spaces in dwelling where the host also lives (Principal Residence)  

A valid Business Licence (application form link here) will be required to operate both Non-Principal and Principal Residence Short-Term Rentals.  A Development Permit for a home-based business (application form link here) is required if the host/operator resides at the rental premises and is renting out sleeping room(s).  Each short-term rental will require a fire prevention inspection to ensure compliance with Alberta Building Code.  Please phone the Hinton Fire Department at 780-865-6089 to set up an inspection date.

NON-PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE 

FEE

Business Licence Application 

$1,500/year

Fire Prevention Inspection

$150/hr

 

PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE 

FEE

Business Licence Application 

$165/year

Home-Based Business Development Permit 

$75

Fire Prevention Inspection

$150/hr

 

A host/operator who operates a short-term rentals accommodation in a non-principal residence must designate a property manager who is local to Hinton as part of their business licence application and must ensure the property manager has access to the licensed premises and authority to make decisions in relation to the premises at all times that the short-term rental accommodation is operated.

Council has provided a six (6) month grace period in the Short-Term Rentals Bylaw No. 1162 to waive all applicable fees for existing short-term rental accommodations giving up to December 21, 2022 to register their short-term rental with the Town.  Any new short-term rental accommodations will be required to pay all applicable fees up-front.  See full fee schedules in Development Services Fees Bylaw 1104 and Business Licence Bylaw 1126.

For Hosts

A guide (link here) to what short-term residential host/operators need to know to be a responsible operator in Hinton.

For Guests

A guide (link here) to provide information on the Town of Hinton’s Bylaws that are relevant to guests staying in short-term residential accommodations.  Your host/operator are required to provide this guide to their guests at check in.

 

Please phone Development Services at 780-865-6010 or email development@hinton.ca for more information.