October 21, 2021 Public Hearing Summary

Short Term Rental Amendments

“Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 4500.186” (To regulate short-term rentals) and “Off-Street Parking Regulations Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 7266.01” (To require one parking space for a short-term rental use) both passed third reading.

If the amendment bylaws are adopted, Nanaimo residents will be permitted to rent out part or all of the home they own and live in on a short-term basis, but operators will continue to be prohibited from renting out multiple properties that are not their permanent/primary residence. All short-term rental accommodations, including bed and breakfasts, will be required to obtain a business licence and declare that they meet life-safety measures.
Section 5a

Remedial Action

Council issued a Remedial Action Order at 3365 Departure Bay Road for illegal modifications made to increase the floor space of a secondary suite.
Section 6a

October 21, 2021 Public Hearing Meeting – agenda and documents

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