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Residential rental property business licences

To rent your residential property, you need a rental property business licence. Even if you hire a property manager.

Choose from three types of licences based on:

  • How long you'll rent your residence
  • If you live there

Short-term rentals

Rent the home you live in for less than 30 days at a time.

Bed and breakfasts

Rent up to 2 rooms in the home you live in for less than 30 days at a time, and include breakfast.

Long-term rentals

Rent a residential property you own, including an investment property, for 30 days or more at a time.

Contact us about business licences

Location and mailing address 
Development and Building Services Centre
Ground floor
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8

Phone 
3-1-1
(604-873-7000 outside Vancouver)

Hours 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am to 4:00pm

See when your queue number is called

Free 2-hour parking 
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon

licenceoffice@vancouver.ca

Short-term rentalsBed and breakfastsLong-term rentals