Attn: Owners of Short-term Rental Accommodations

Attn: Owners of Short-term Rental Accommodations November 30, 2022
essex media release

The Town of Essex is advising owners of Short-Term Rental Units (STRU) to complete the licensing application as soon as possible in compliance with the municipal bylaws.

As a reminder, all persons seeking to operate a STRU in the Town of Essex must obtain a licence to operate within the jurisdiction by December 31, 2022.

To apply for an STRU license, visit to access the online STRU Licensing Application by December 31, 2022. STRUs must also be located in a district, and within a building, where STRUs are permitted under the Zoning Bylaw. As a reminder, only those STRUs located in a residential district operating on or before May 9, 2022 are eligible for a licence. New and existing STRUs are permitted to operate with a licence in commercial, agricultural and select green districts.

For technical support with the online application, please contact CloudPermit Support at

Information on STRUs regulations, the licensing process, enforcement and more, can be found at

Individuals who wish to be added to the STRU mailing list to be informed of future notifications are encouraged to contact [email protected].

Questions and comments on the licensing system can also be submitted to [email protected].

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