When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in the City of Saskatoon. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. We’ll continue to update this information as more becomes available.
Visit the Saskatoon Short-Term Accommodations website for more detailed information about the business license application process, discretionary use, and other requirements.
Saskatoon requires a business license to operate short-term accommodations under the Business (8075) and Zoning (8770) Bylaws. Hosts are responsible for completing the Host Declaration Form and applying for a business license online.
There are two kinds of business licenses:
Homestays: Host’s primary residence (note: you do not have to register if you are only hosting 1 or 2 guests in your primary residence)
Short-Term Rental Properties: Not the host’s primary residence
Special permits—discretionary use
For non primary residence properties in low and medium density zones, you will need to obtain a discretionary use approval in addition to the Short-Term Rental Properties business license.
Province of Saskatchewan
Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:
- Provincial Sales Tax (PST): 6% of the listing price including any cleaning fees for all reservations 30 nights and shorter, excluding tent or trailer sites supplied by a campground or trailer park. For detailed information, please visit the Saskatchewan Provincial Sales Tax website.
Other contracts and rules
As a host, you need to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, including leases, co-op rules, HOA rules, or other rules established by tenant organizations. You should be able to find out more by contacting your housing authority (such as a community council) or landlord. Your lease (or other contract) might also have specific details.
Our commitment to your community
By partnering with local officials, Airbnb is committed to showing how hosting can benefit your community. We will continue to advocate for changes that support everyday people and opportunities to host in a community setting.