Short-term rentals are temporary accommodations — such as a house, condominium, or apartment — rented for payment by a property owner or primary tenant for a continuous period of less than 30 nights. These properties are typically rented through online platforms such as Airbnb or Vrbo. They also include bed-and-breakfasts offered within the owner’s residence.
Effective April 1, 2024:
You will need a City of Winnipeg business licence to provide short-term rentals for compensation. This applies to operators and platforms.
Application forms will be available January 2024.
Licences must be renewed annually. Operators require a separate licence for each individual short-term rental.
Restrictions on short-term rentals
New short-term rentals owned after February 23, 2023
Owners of new short-term rentals:
- Must be permanent residents of the City of Winnipeg
- Are limited to owning one short-term rental
- Can only rent out their primary residence
New short-term rentals are not permitted in the following zoning districts:
- Residential Mobile Home (RMH)
- Rural Residential (RR2, RR5)
Search an address to find your property's zoning district.
Existing short-term rentals owned on or before February 23, 2023
Owners of existing short-term rentals must be:
- A permanent resident of the City of Winnipeg, or
- A corporation wholly owned by residents of the City of Winnipeg
If an existing short-term rental is owned by someone who does not live in Winnipeg, or by a corporation not owned by Winnipeg residents, it will not be permitted.
An individual owner can license up to four existing short-term rentals:
- One primary residence
- Up to three non-primary residences, provided they owned them on or before February 23, 2023
A partnership or corporation can license up to three existing short-term rentals, provided they owned them on or before February 23, 2023.