FORT ERIE (June 5, 2020) Yesterday afternoon, the Province of Ontario announced that short-term rentals will be allowed to resume operation starting today.
The Town of Fort Erie wants to remind property owners who operate short-term rentals, such as Airbnb’s, cabins and other properties rented out for 28 days or less, that they need to obtain a short-term rental license.
Those found disobeying these restrictions will result in a fine up to $300. The application form for the short-term rental license can be found here.
Both owners and guests should continue to follow health and safety guidelines from the Province. Washing hands frequently, sanitizing high touch surfaces, and physical distancing are the best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A reminder to follow the Provincial Order that social gatherings need to be limited to 5 people, unless all individuals are from the same household. Those not complying will be fined $750.
To read more about the Town’s COVID-19 response, please visit www.forterie.ca/pages/Covid19News. Residents can visit the page for updates, and should watch the Town’s social media channels or subscribe for Fort Erie COVID-19 alerts and updates.