Business Licences

Notice Effective May 1, 2024

The Provincial government has introduced new legislation to help municipalities further regulate short-term rentals to improve housing supply and affordability across B.C.  More information about the new legislation and upcoming changes to how short-term rentals operate can be found here.

Effective May 1, 2024, the new legislation requires short-term rental hosts to display a valid business license number on their listing in areas where a business license is required by the local government.  As Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality requires short-term rental hosts to have a valid business license, you will be required by online short-term rental platforms (for example AirBnB, VRBO etc.) to display your business license. Your business license number is a three or four digit number however we understand that some online short-term rental platforms are requiring a specific format.  We recommend just adding zeros in front of the number.  

Please contact ServiceBC if you have questions about B.C.'s new short-term rental legislation.

Important notice regarding your 2024 Short Term Nightly Rental (STNR) Business License

At the December 19, 2023, council meeting, Council reconsidered the recent changes to business license fees for STNR license holders and adopted an amendment to the Business Licensing and Regulation Bylaw No. 203 on December 21, 2023. 

New short-term nightly rental business license fees will be as below. New invoices will be issued in the new year.

RS-1A Zoned and TUP Properties 
Each unit is calculated separately (e.g. 4 bedroom main plus 2 bedroom suite)

RS-1A Zoned & TUP PropertiesFee
Studio/1 Bedroom$200
2 Bedroom$300
3 Bedroom$400
4 Bedroom$500

Strata Complex Short-Term Rental Properties

Strata Complex STR Properties      Fee
Studio/1 Bedroom$140
2 Bedroom$210
3 Bedroom$280
4 Bedroom$350



Frequently Asked Questions

Businesses with current license