On Monday, December 18th Council received and unanimously supported the proposed Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendments for the implementation of Land Use Policies and Regulations regarding Short Term Rentals in the Town of Fort Erie. This included all waterfront properties from west of Point Abino to Kraft Road within the Municipality. The Town of Fort Erie and Council recognizes the town’s economic prosperity and diversification and the need to balance visitor accommodation options that support economic development and tourism. Earlier this year Council reformed the Town of Fort Erie Noise and Nuisance Bylaw which gives inspectors more tools to deal with noise and nuisance complaints.
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Municipal Staff will be coming forward with recommended changes to the town’s STR licensing framework. As additional information becomes available it will be shared on this site.