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How To Register Your Airbnb in Newfoundland

In an effort to modernize the tourism industry and create a level playing field, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador has introduced new regulations requiring all short-term rental operators to register with the province by March 31, 2024.

The key points for registering your short-term rental in Newfoundland and Labrador are:

Airbnb Registration Requirement

  • All short-term rental accommodations, including Airbnbs, vacation homes, cottages, and other temporary lodgings, must be registered with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation.
  • This includes any accommodations rented out for 30 days or less, whether it’s a full home, apartment, room, or other type of lodging.
  • The registration process is free and a one-time requirement.

Airbnb Registration Process

  • To register, operators must use the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Operator Portal (NLTOP) and follow the Steps to Register Your Accommodations.
  • Operators will need to provide information about their property, including the type of accommodation, location, number of units, and other details.
  • Once registered, operators will receive a registration number that must be included in any online listings or advertisements for the short-term rental.

Compliance Requirements For Your Airbnb

  • Registered short-term rental operators must comply with all applicable municipal, provincial, and federal laws and regulations.
  • This includes obtaining any necessary licenses or permits required to operate a tourist accommodation in the province.
  • Operators must also collect and remit the 5% Accommodation Tax on all short-term rental bookings.

Enforcement In Newfoundland

  • The province will work with online booking platforms like Airbnb to ensure that only registered operators can list their properties.
  • Unregistered short-term rentals will not be allowed to be advertised or booked through these platforms after the March 31, 2024 deadline.

By registering their short-term rentals, operators in Newfoundland and Labrador can ensure they are in compliance with the new regulations and able to continue offering their accommodations to visitors. The registration process is designed to be straightforward and accessible for all short-term rental providers in the province.

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