A primary residence is defined as a dwelling unit that is:
- Owned or rented by an individual, either alone or jointly with other individuals
- Where the individual lives for the majority of the year
This includes bed-and-breakfasts offered within the owner’s residence.
An individual cannot have more than one primary residence. A primary residence cannot be owned by a partnership or corporation.
All short-term rentals must abide by the requirements for operation.
A primary residence may be rented as follows:
If the owner/principal tenant is in residence:
- The maximum number of guest rooms that can be rented is one less than the number of bedrooms in the residence
- Guest rooms in the residence can be rented for a maximum of 29 consecutive nights per booking
- There is no limit on the number of nights that these guest rooms can be rented per year
If the owner/principal tenant is not in residence:
- The entire home can be rented
- The home can be rented for a maximum of 29 consecutive nights per booking
- The home can be rented for a maximum of 150 nights per year
Please provide the following requirements with your Short-term rental accommodation licence application form.
- If you are the owner of the property, a floor plan outlining the number of bedrooms and fire exits
- You will need to provide two pieces of government-issued identification to show evidence of your principle residence (e.g. driver's licence or medical card). Please note: the name used on your application must match your identification.
- 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
- 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.