A short-term rental is the rental of a residential property on a daily or weekly basis. These rentals can be booked by a third party such as AirBNB and VRBO or booked privately. With limited hotel space in Sechelt, they provide much needed accommodation for the benefit of our local economy. The challenges are the increased noise and garbage and a loss of a neighbourhood identity that can result.
Short-term rentals must be licensed in the District of Sechelt. Council is currently deliberating if and when the new proposed short-term regulations will be implemented. For updated information, including a new Operator's Guide, as well as a look back through the engagement process and recommendations received, please visit our engagement site - yoursaysechelt.ca.
Please note that keeping your business licence in good standing means following all provincial and federal statutes, including current Public Health Orders. To report a violation of a public health order, please call Vancouver Coastal Health at 1-888-268-4319 or the RCMP non-emergency line at 604-885-2266. For emergencies call 9-1-1.
The District of Sechelt maintains bylaws on such issues as noise, unsightly premises, pesticides and dog licensing and control. The bylaw enforcement officers work to achieve compliance to the bylaws of Sechelt by its citizens and visitors.