Renew your licence
Ensure you renew your existing short-term business licence ever year, and update all your online listings with your new licence number.
- 2024 licence fee: $1000
- A fee of $100 will be added to late renewals (this applies to all business licences)
To renew, you will need your account number listed on your renewal notice (distributed in December).
All short-term rental operators in Vancouver must have a business licence and include their licence number in all online listings and advertising.
Did you know that long-term rental stays of 30 days or more are allowed to be advertised online and rented through online platforms? Apply for a long-term rental business licence
Step 1: Check to see if you're eligible for a licence
Step 2: Confirm you meet safety requirements
Step 3: Get landlord and/or strata approval
Step 4: Review the by-laws, marketing and booking rules and verification requirements, and be ready for an inspection or audit
Step 5: Review fees and apply for a licence
Have more questions?
Location to update licence information:
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
PO Box 7878
Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2