In Richmond, residents can offer two types of short term rentals (less than 30 days) in their home – Bed and Breakfast rentals or Boarding and Lodging rentals. Both types of short term rentals require a permit.
Bed & Breakfast (B&B) Licence Requirements
Have the following information ready when applying for a Bed and Breakfast (B&B) business licence:
This applies when the short term rental involves no more than two people at a time. Criteria for a Boarding and Lodging License include, but are not limited to:
Find further information regarding boarding and lodging applications can be found on the City's Bylaws listing, see the following:
Short term rental of an entire house or residential unit for less than 30 days is not permitted under any circumstances.
Long term rentals of more than 30 days are allowed in residential-zoned properties (single-family and multi-family) as long as there are no B&B operations in the home.
Contact the Business Licence Department to apply for a Bed and Breakfast or Lodging License or to find out more information.