Located on the border of the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls is a natural wonder, captivating visitors with its majestic beauty and powerful cascades. Hosts must obtain a permit from the City of Niagara Falls and adhere to the following:
- Only a homeowner (owner of record) may apply for a Special Permit and only for properties with fewer than three units. The fees are $250 for a single family short-term rental unit and $400 for a two-unit property. Licenses must be renewed annually.
- No mobile homes, RVs, travel trailers, yards, sheds, garages, vehicles, tents, yurts. No affordable housing.
- Owners must acquire a short-term rental license within a year of obtaining the Special Permit.
- The dwelling unit must be rented in its entirety.
- A letter must be issued by an architect or engineer confirming the property is compliant with local building and safety codes.
- Hosts must show proof of completion and certification from the Destination Niagara USA’s “EXP Program.”
- Insurance is a must with a proof of aggregate (total payout per policy duration) of no less than $1,000,000.