Short-term rental regulations: consultation
We’re inviting Nova Scotians, especially tourist accommodations hosts, to share their feedback on the new provincial rules for short-term rentals. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.

The Government of Nova Scotia is creating regulations to support the new Tourist Accommodations Registration Act.

We want your feedback to help us develop the regulations and create a provincial registry for tourist accommodations.

About the new legislation

The new Tourist Accommodations Registration Act will modernize existing rules and regulations and create an online system where tourism hosts and platform operators can register their operations.

The act requires all hosts operating a fixed-roof, short-term rental (28 days or less) to register, except if they’re operating it in their primary dwelling. All platform operators, like Airbnb, Expedia and others, also need to register.

The goal is to let all hosts and platforms compete fairly, and to remove provincial red tape for short-term accommodations.

We expect the Tourist Accommodations Registration Act will become law in spring 2020, in time for the peak tourist season. When it takes effect, it will replace the current Tourist Accommodations Act.

How to participate

To share your thoughts on the new regulations, complete the survey.
The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.

Take Survey