TOFE Municipal Council Lifts STR Moratorium

Effective May 8, 2023 the Short-Term Rental Moratorium will be lifted beginning at 8:30 a.m EDT

At the Regular Council meeting held on April 24, 2023, Council passed a resolution to lift the Short-Term Rental (STR) Licencing moratorium effective May 8, 2023. This was done to address the lack of accommodation space for the 2023 season. By-Law enforcement will deal with all concerns related to breaches of by-law such as noise and nuisance.

On Monday, May 8, 2023 starting at 8:30 a.m. EDT, new applications will be received, with the applicable documents, online. 

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first- serve basis. 

Early submissions prior to May 8, 2023 will not be accepted. 

A maximum of 250 Short-Term Rental Licences can be issued in Fort Erie annually. Given the number of existing licences already issued, there will be approximately 55 remaining licences available for 2023 which will be subject the current By-law: Short-Term Rental By-law

Information regarding the application fee and required documents are listed below. 

The Short-term Rental Land Use Study is ongoing for more information on the Land Use Study, please click here.

Short-Term Rental licences are non-transferrable.

For more information on Short Term Rentals visit

Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis is the Ward 5 City Councilor in Niagara Falls.

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