Applications for Development Permits and Business Licenses

Applications for Development Permits will be accepted beginning July 27, 2022 at 10:00am, and not before, on a first come first serve basis in person (or through courier service) at the municipal office and will be time and date stamped in the order received.

Applications received after September 30, 2022, will be accepted in the same manner as any other Development Permit application.

A Short-Term Rental/Bed & Breakfast or Tourist Home that operated legally at the time of third Reading of this Bylaw with the benefit of a Business License will have a grace period to apply for a Development Permit until January 1, 2023, to bring the operation into compliance, and the location will be reserved for this time period.

A Short-Term Rental/Bed & Breakfast or Tourist Home that operated illegally without the benefit of a Business License before and on the time and date of the coming into effect of this Bylaw will have a grace period until September 30, 2022, to obtain a Business License and continue operating legally (with the option of continuing to operate legally without a Development Permit) for the remainder of the year.  A Short-Term Rental/Bed & Breakfast or Tourist Home that continues to operate illegally without the benefit of a Business License after September 30, 2022, will be subject to enforcement action.

Prior to obtaining a 2023 Business License for a Short-Term Rental / Bed & Breakfast or Tourist Home, a Development Permit shall be required.

For the period from the time and date that the Bylaw comes into effect until December 31, 2022, the Development Officer shall have the authority to issue a Development Permit for a Tourist Home and/or a Short-Term Rental / Bed & Breakfast regardless of the fact that such use is listed as a discretionary use in a land use district, which would otherwise require consideration and approval by the Municipal Planning Commission as the Approving Authority.