Public Meeting Date on Short Term Rentals

Public Meeting Date Set to Discuss Short Term Rentals
Posted on 06/18/2019
A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 19 to discuss short term rentals within the City of Charlottetown.

Short-term rentals are defined as the rental of a dwelling unit or a portion of a dwelling unit for a period of less than 30 consecutive days. The issue of short-term rentals has a number of different implications for residents, homeowners, renters, and the tourism industry.

Last month, the Planning and Heritage Department collected public surveys on short term rentals. The City received 746 unique survey responses over a two week period. The information collected from the survey is currently being complied and analyzed, and will be presented to Council prior to the public meeting on June 19.

The public meeting will be held in Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (145 Richmond Street) from 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19. The meeting will include an overview of the current status of short term housing, review of survey results and an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on short term rentals.

“We want to ensure that all residents are heard, which is why this process has included several steps including extensive research, the public survey and public meeting,” said Councillor Greg Rivard, chair of Planning and Heritage Committee. “Looking at how to potentially regulate and define short term rentals is a priority right now as the demand continues to increase, which is why we are working closely with the public and council to present the best option for our City.”

For more information, contact the Planning and Heritage Department at 902-629-4158.