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STA licence application intake opens Nov. 4

The municipality will begin accepting short-term accommodation (STA) licence applications Monday, Nov. 4 for STAs that were in operation before Oct. 9, 2018.

On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, the municipality will accept applications for STAs that came into operation after October 9, 2018.

Inspections and enforcement will begin during the first quarter of 2020.

An application checklist and answers to frequently asked questions are posted on the County website.

For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148 extension 1023, 613.962.9108 extension 1023, or

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  1. Chris Keen says:

    KB: My understanding is this is a zero sum game. The revenues collected from STAs will cover the costs of administration and inspections. That is the plan … we’ll see. It’s going to be very ugly if it turns out this does not happen.

    As to affordable housing. Brooklyn, N.Y. has a policy that any developer must include (I believe) 20% affordable/geared to income housing in their developments. This has been in effect for decades. I suspect any effort to try something like this here would simply send developers scurrying away.

  2. Dennis Fox says:

    I hope that no one is trying to sell STA as a means to create affordable housing – it is definitely not. The idea of creating affordable housing here in PEC will have to include and depend upon upper levels of government financing it. Don’t think for one minute that the money gathered through STA permits will pay for it – no way! Since our community can’t afford to build affordable housing, just who is benefitting from STAs and AIR B&Bs – certainly not our neighbourhoods nor our school system? So charge owners of STAs big bucks to help defray the taxes of full time residents. Otherwise outlaw them.

  3. KB says:

    Have the folks at Shire Hall decided where extra revenue generated as a result of this licensing process will be spent? And can it support the implementation and enforcement without running a deficit? I don’t recall seeing numbers, or projections.

  4. Mark says:

    Affordabe housing dooesn’t generally fit well with 500k + properties. Argue right or wrong, it just isn’t a good fit.

  5. Chuck says:

    Difficult to legislate affordable housing particularly if taxpayers foot part of the bill. I don’t think municipal governnent was ever intended to provide housing.

  6. Doug says:

    Id like to know when council will make it manditory for these developers will be forced to build affordable houseing for the people to service all the new developmant, and to wipe their arrses!

  7. Paul Cole says:

    All those refreshed things are what drew people here, higher property prices taxes and cost of living will scare folks off hopefully..

  8. Sab says:

    Change is hard to accept especially when it has caused our taxes,water,and other expenses have gone sky high…and wait for all the new infrastructure has to be replaced because of all the new building that is being planned….we have not only lost our community but are unable to afford to live here anymore

  9. Angela says:

    It is probably great for those with money. But how do higher property prices help those earning minimum wage or a little above it to find affordable housing? The county is becoming a community for the wealthy. All of these new condos and homes are lovely but they are far out of reach for the average local. It is a case of “admire but don’t aspire”. No, it will never be like it was in the ’80’s and that is a shame.

  10. Dave says:

    I think it is great to see the county refreshed with new people with new ideas bringing lots of cash. Lots of jobs have been created. Old buildings that were falling down were fixed up. Property prices have gone up. Many people have done quite well. The county will never be what it was in the 80s.

  11. Angela says:

    Careful what you wish for. In the beginning the tourist boom was considered a huge benefit to the county. Anyone who dared to suggest that it might not be so wonderful in the long run was discounted as a short-sighted crank. Now the chickens are coming home to roost and some of the big fans of the summer invasion are taking a second look at the issue. The county has been pretty much ruined and there will be no going back. It now belongs to tourists and wealthy retirees from the city. Locals have been edged out. All they have are memories of what it used to be like when Picton was a real town. It is sad to see and a lot of the complaints about the STAs seem to relate to whose ox is being gored. The wealthy retirees are unhappy that their upscale neighbourhoods are being overrun with summer vacation rentals, much as the locals were once dismayed when the McMansions started springing up on town streets that had once been real neighbourhoods with affordable housing for the ordinary working person. Maybe what goes around comes around after all.

  12. Paul Cole says:

    The part that bothers me is density limits..This quote is from the Frequently Asked Question section of the Application Checklist link “Many preexisting STAs will be considered legal non-conforming, which means the density limits will not apply to them. Similarly, Primary Residence STAs (i.e. B&Bs) are also not subject to the density limits.
    As licence applications are received, The County will build its database of geographic locations of STAs, allowing for more accurate assessment of densities to be considered for new STA applications.”

  13. Argyle says:

    No more. Let’s figure out a way of reducing them or taxing them as legitimate accommodation businesses……..and enforce the rules.They are ruining our communities.

  14. Mike Rodgers says:

    So true, they all should be banned. Council thinks its great. It cost the tax payer more and more with no return but minimum wages service jobs and high taxes. PEC is gone, you were wonderful while you lasted but a monster has taken over.

  15. Mike Rodgers says:

    So true council doesn’t get it. There should be none period. the sense of community has been lost. Good bye PEC you were a wonderful place once.

  16. L. Austin says:

    PLEASE…. no more in the area comprising Hill – Bay – Division – Spencer Streets… we are saturated, our ‘community’ is disappearing with all the STAs !! Enough already!

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