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Join the Conversation on Short Term Rentals
The District of Kent is exploring options to regulate short-term rentals (STR).
Currently, short-term rentals of less than 28 days are not permitted in any of the District's residential zones (STR do not include bed and breakfast use where the owner is on site during the rental). Despite this fact, the rental of homes on a nightly basis without the property owner on site has grown rapidly in recent years with websites like Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner.
Council is looking to the community for input on how the District may regulate short-term rentals that balance the needs of residents, businesses and other stakeholders.
To help shape future District regulations, provide your input via the Short Term Rental Questionnaire below. It is recommended that you read this background brief prior to starting the questionnaire as it provides a good foundation to understanding short-term rentals.
The questionnaire will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Click here to begin the survey.
Paper versions of the questionnaire are also available at the locations listed below. Completed surveys must be returned to Municipal Hall.
Municipal Hall, 7170 Cheam Avenue
Community Recreation and Cultural Centre, 6660 Pioneer Avenue
Fraser Vallely Regional Library - Agassiz Branch, 7140 Cheam Avenue
Any regulation created from the input received by the community will be subject to additional engagement later this year.
Community Information Meeting
October 15, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friendship Centre, 7272 Morrow Road
October 26, 2018
Council Review of Community Engagement Results
Preparation of Regulation for Phase 2 of Public Consultation
November 2018 - January 2019
For more information, please contact Bronwen Verigan, Planner at 604-796-2235 or email@example.com
ALC Exclusion Applications
If you have any questions please contact the Director of Development Services, Darcey Kohuch at 604-796-2235 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On February 15, 2017 Council considered ALC exclusion applications for 7076 McDonald Road and 6680 Fooks Road. Council's decision for each application is posted below under their respective addresses.
Thank you to everyone who submitted comment sheets, attended the public open houses and provided feedback for the proposed exclusion of 7076 McDonald Road and 6680 Fooks Road.
Community engagement is an important part of the planning and decision making process. Council and staff appreciate the effort and time people took to provide feedback for these exclusion applications.