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Deadline for Accommodations Operators

Friday, June 16, 2023

Tourist accommodations in Nova Scotia have until Wednesday, June 21, to include registration numbers in their online listings on platforms such as Airbnb, Expedia, Vrbo, TripAdvisor and

Under the Tourist Accommodations Registration Act, all short-term rentals in Nova Scotia are required to register with the Tourist Accommodations Registry each year. Changes to the regulations that took effect April 1 require accommodations that sell through online platforms to include their registration number in their listings.

Accommodations that don’t comply with the new legislation by Wednesday could face fines of up to $7,500 and have their listings removed from online platforms.

Operators should contact accommodations platforms directly if they are unsure how to post their registration number.

Quick Facts:

  • short-term rentals are roofed accommodations that rent for a period of up to 28 days at a time; this includes hotels, motels, inns, cottages and rentals of/in primary residences
  • accommodations that do not comply with the act and regulations could face fines of $1,000 per day to a maximum of $7,500 per year
  • registration is a simple online process with fees ranging from $50 to $150 depending on the number of rooms; it is valid from April 1 to March 31 and must be renewed each year
  • about 5,000 short-term rentals have registered with the Province for 2023-2024

Additional Resources:

Operators who have lost or forgotten their registration number can contact online support at 1-800-670-4357 or email

Tourist Accommodations Registry:

Accommodations registry information for platforms and municipalities: