Lambton Shores Council Passes By-Law to Require Registration of Short-Term Rentals

Lambton Shores Council passed By-Law 29-2022, which requires all short-term rental accommodations in Lambton Shores to be registered with the Municipality moving forward.

To continue operating, short-term rental operators must submit a registration application by June 1, 2022. There is no cost associated with this year’s short-term rental registration and applications can be submitted entirely online.

“With the rapidly increasing supply of short-term rentals in our communities, there have been increased concerns over how these accommodations operate,” said Lambton Shores Mayor Bill Weber. “I am confident that a registration program is a great first step towards a balanced approach that supports local tourism, while ensuring these accommodations are safe and appropriately managed.”

The registration requirement is the first phase of a comprehensive licensing program, which is being developed after an extensive consultation period that collected input from a range of stakeholders, including local business owners, short-term rental operators, motel owners, and the public. The licensing program is expected to launch in 2023.

“We recognize that most accommodations are already booked for the summer and a phased-in approach is warranted,” continued Mayor Weber. “The phased-in approach provides an opportunity for staff to take an education-first approach to the incoming licensing framework while still processing and tracking STR complaints.”

More information, including a link to register a short-term rental accommodation, can be found online at