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Have Your Say: Provincial Government Survey on Short-term Rental Regulations

Friday, November 8, 2019

The provincial government is inviting Nova Scotians to share their feedback on the new provincial rules for short-term rentals. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.

Your feedback will help develop regulations for the new provincial legislation – the Tourist Accommodations Registration Act – and help create a provincial registry for tourist accommodations hosts and platform operators.

The online survey is available here:

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 residence. All platform operators, like Airbnb, Expedia, and others, also need to register.

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

To view the legislation, go to:

For more information, contact:
Ross McLaren at
Department of Business
Province of Nova Scotia