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New city of windsor Residential Rental Licensing By-Law

The City of Windsor is launching a new Residential Rental Licensing Pilot Study aimed at improving safety in existing rental housing stock and enhancing proactive property standards enforcement efforts.

The two-year pilot study follows the regulatory framework approved by City Council back in April and begins with the proclamation of By-law #14-2023 on February 13, 2023.

Under the new by-law, owners of properties in wards 1 and 2 that contain four or fewer units are now required to secure a residential rental licence for each rented unit.

To secure a licence, property owners will need to take the following steps:

  • Complete a licence application form
  • Confirm ownership and show proper insurance
  • Provide a local contact for the unit
  • Show that the unit meets legislated requirements, including Building Code, Fire Code, and Electrical Safety Standards

Licence applications will be due by May 31, 2023

By-law Enforcement staff will focus on education and outreach prior to the application deadline and officers will then shift their activities to enforcement efforts focused on unlicensed properties starting June 1, 2023.

Residents who wish to report a suspected rental housing unit should do so by contacting 311 as follows:

By phone: Call 311 (alternate: 519-255-2489) Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
24/7 by email [email protected]