Short-term rentals

As of April 6, 2022, Council approved a Short-Term Rentals (STR) program. On May 1, 2024 Council approved By-law 2024-049-LI amending the previous By-law. A STR is the use of a Dwelling Unit or part of a Dwelling Unit for temporary overnight Guest accommodation for a period of not more than 28 consecutive days, and shall not include a hotel, motel, retirement home, garden suite or bed and breakfast establishment as defined by the Zoning by-law.

Every Owner operating STRs shall Licence the STR with the Licensing Officer pursuant to the Licensing By-law.

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for a Short-Term Rental Licence or Renewal Licence

To apply, complete a Short-Term Rental Application and submit along with all required documentation and payment to the Licensing and Public Services Coordinator by email at, by mail or in-person at the Customer Service Centre.

Please enclose payment in the amount of $1057.00 in the form of a cheque made payable to the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville or  credit card authorization form.

The Licensing Officer will schedule inspections in accordance with the Short-Term Rental By-law.

Once the short-term rental has been licensed, you must:

  • display the licence in a prominent place in the Short-Term Rental to which it applies and post the Licence number on any marketing, advertisements or promotions for the Short-Term Rental.
  • notify the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville of any change to the information provided in the application to obtain or renew a licence.
  • ensure the home complies, at all times, with the Ontario Building Code and Ontario Fire Code, including maximum occupancy.
  • renew the licence annually as long as the STR is in operation.


Licensed Short-Term Rentals

The location of all licenced STR in the Town shall be posted on the website and include the contact information for the Responsible Person appointed by the operator tasked with the management of the property. Complaints can be made to the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville By-law Enforcement division by calling 905-640-1910 Ext. 2229.

Municipal Address Max Occupancy Responsible Person Contact

4184 Faulkner Avenue

10 Occupants

Feiyue Xiong


78 Hill Country Drive

10 Occupants

Jinping Liu


16671 Highway 48

10 Occupants

Rajini Shanmugalingam


17268 Warden Avenue

10 Occupants

Guangyu Wang  


89 Cedarvale Blvd

10 Occupants

Aiyun Zhao


36 Burkholder Street

10 Occupants

Divagaran Manikkavasagar


3325 Vandorf Sideroad

10 Occupants

Aibo Wan


5482 Main Street

10 Occupants

Erwin Jesus T. Bautista


15010 McCowan Road

10 Occupants

Chuan Liang


5436 Main Street

10 Occupants

Jia Yi Zhu


14727 Ninth Line


4 Occupants

Grant Ivens


12121Kennedy Road


4 Occupants

Cathy Wong


13123 McCowan Road

10 Occupants

Guangru Zhou & Jianguo Duan


10 William Andrew Avenue

3 Occupants

Lee Ming-Chao


401 Mantle Avenue

3 Occupants

Masomeh Javdani


13969 Kenndy Road

10 Occupants

Yong Hong Zhang


Accessible formats available upon request. Contact 905-640-1900 or for assistance.
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