When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand the laws and regulations in Milton. This list is not exhaustive, but it may give you a good start in understanding your local laws. We’ll periodically update this information as more becomes available.
The Municipality of Milton requires hosts to obtain a business license with the municipality in order to engage in short-term rentals. Prior to making an application for a business license, you must go to the Development Services counter at Town Hall to determine if a Certificate of Occupancy can be obtained. If staff determines that a Certificate of Occupancy can be granted, you will be able to submit your application for a business license.
You can review the requirements for obtaining a license here and/or the process for obtaining your license here. Alternatively, should you have any questions, you can contact Milton’s licensing department by phone at 905-878-7252 ext 2105 or by email.
You can also learn more about the bylaw here.
Once you submit your registration, the city will review your application. If your application is approved, a license number will be issued, which you can add to your listing.
Principal Residency Requirements
Short-term rentals are allowed in your principal residence. If you are unsure about whether you are eligible to operate a short-term rental, please visit this page or contact business licensing at 905-878-7252 ext 2105.
Other contracts and rules
As a host, you need to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, including leases, co-op rules, HOA rules, or other rules established by tenant organizations. You should be able to find out more by contacting your housing authority (such as a community council) or landlord. Your lease (or other contract) might also have specific details.
Our commitment to your community
We are committed to working with local officials to help them understand how Airbnb benefits our community. Where needed, we will continue to advocate for changes that will allow regular people to rent out their own homes.