The Town of Drumheller Council and Administration are seeking to regulate Short-Term Rentals (STRs) within the Drumheller Valley. This regulation will enhance the safety of residents and guests, promote fair competition in the hospitality industry and protect residential neighbourhoods.
On July 10, 2023, Council gave first reading to a new Business License Bylaw that contains provisions for the regulation of Short-Term Rentals.
The Town is seeking feedback from residents and local businesses on how best to regulate Short-Term Rentals within our community! Review the draft Business License Bylaw
Administration will be hosting two Open House sessions on August 23, the first from 10:00am until 2:00pm, and the second from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Following that, there will be a Public Hearing on September 5, 2023.
Our Economic Development team will also be gathering and accepting feedback through survey. These questions mirror those that will be asked at the Open House sessions, but are accessible for those unable to attend in-person. This survey can be accessed by clicking here.
By regulating Short-Term Rentals, Council hopes to achieve the following benefits in our community:
Requiring all hosts to meet safety measures relating to fire and emergency situations in order to protect guests, hosts and the community at large.
Promote Fair Competition
Ensuring all hosts providing short term accommodation provide the same standard of safety and accountability. Fair competition benefits both consumers and hosts by providing quality assurance.
Locating Short-Term Rentals within our community to better enforce the rules within the Community Standards Bylaw.