Short-term rental platforms

A short-term rental platform is a person, group of persons, or corporation that receives compensation to:

  • Market or broker the booking, reservation, rental, or listing of all or part of a dwelling unit used as a short-term rental
  • Collects fees in whole or in part on behalf of a short-term rental operator by means of a website or any digital application

Examples of platforms include Airbnb and Vrbo.

For each Winnipeg property listed on a platform, the last three years of records must be kept:

  • Listing identification number
  • Corresponding licence number (properties must not be posted without a valid licence)
  • Number of nights each property is rented as a short-term rental
  • Rental type (individual rooms or the entire dwelling, or primary residence)
  • Price paid for each booking

The platform must provide the above records to the City, upon request. 

The platform may be asked to provide other information or documents reasonably requested by the City.

Application requirements

Please provide the following requirements with your Short-term rental accommodation platform application form.

  • Current listing of any Winnipeg properties listed on your platform
  • Standard operating procedures on addressing short-term rental complaints  
  • Licence fee payment

Incomplete applications will be rejected or delayed. 


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