A non-primary residence is a dwelling unit that is not the operator’s primary residence.
Non-primary residences may only be operated as short-term rentals if the operator owned them on or before February 23, 2023.
All short-term rentals must abide by the requirements for operation.
A non-primary residence may be rented as follows:
- Up to three non-primary residence short-term rentals can be operated by:
- An individual who is a permanent resident of Winnipeg, or
- A corporation/partnership wholly owned by Winnipeg residents
The property must have been owned by the individual or corporation on or before February 23, 2023.
The short-term rental can be rented for a maximum of 29 consecutive nights per booking.
Non-primary residences have no restrictions on the number of nights per year that they can be rented.
Non-primary residences may only be operated as a short-term rental if they were owned on or before February 23, 2023.
Please provide the following requirements with your Short-term rental accommodation licence application form.
- Safety plan, with a floor plan showing the location of all:
- Smoke detectors
- Carbon monoxide detectors
- Fire extinguishers
- Emergency exits
- If you are not the owner of the property, a letter of approval giving you permission to operate a short-term rental
- If you rent the property, a letter of permission/approval from the landlord
- For condominiums, a letter of permission/approval from the condo board
- Contact information of an individual authorized by the owner to address legal issues and complaints
- Licence fee payment
A Winnipeg Police Service record check will be performed on your behalf after your application is submitted.
Incomplete applications will be rejected or delayed.