Notice of Public Hearing: Short Term Rentals Print Article Font Size

What is proposed?

The purpose of these bylaws are to modernize the language around vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts (B&B) and short term rentals (STR).
The zoning amendment bylaw proposes to update SectionIMG_0473.jpg 9 Specific Use Regulations including home based business, secondary residential dwellings, and primarily to introduce to residential areas (R1, R1S R1D, R2, R2A, C5 zones) the use of short term rental (commercial rental of a dwelling unit to the traveling public – ex. secondary suite).  A STR in residential areas can only occur with a permanent resident operating and occupying a dwelling unit on the lot generally and during the rental.  A property with a detached secondary residential dwelling cannot be utilized for a B&B or STR. Dwelling unit and STR are also proposed to be added to the C4 and C6 zones. 
The regulations outline a number of requirements for B&B and STRs such as licensing fees, marketing, signage, safety issues, having snow cleared from onsite parking stalls and registering to collect taxes with the Province or the online platform.

How can I find out more?

Background information is available by clicking here (correspondence received will be updated periodically below). Further background material is available at

Background materials are also available for viewing at at Town Hall from Wednesday, November 4, 2020, to Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays).
For more information contact: Phil Armstrong, Manager of Development Services/Planner at 250.344.2271 ext. 236 or

How can I give feedback?

Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed application and wishes to register an opinion may do so:
  1. By forwarding written submissions for Council consideration (attention of the Manager of Legislative Services) by post (P.O. Box 350, Golden B.C. V0A 1H0) or by email to (only emails sent to this email address will form part of the Council Agenda). Any submissions must be received by noon on Thursday, November 12, 2020; and/or
  2. By appearing before Council at the Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Golden Civic Centre (806 10th Ave South). This change of venue is to enable appropriate COVID-19 physical distancing measures for all those who wish to attend.

If you plan to attend the public hearing, we ask that you please register by clicking here.  Registering for the public hearing helps us safely prepare COVID-19 physical distancing measures for the number of people that wish to attend, as well as giving us the information we are required to collect for contact tracing.