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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 Charlottetown. 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 Charlottetown short-term rental website for more detailed information about the regulations and other requirements.

Airbnb does not update this article in real time and does not assume responsibility for the reliability or accuracy of the information contained in any links to third-party sites. Please check each source and make sure that the information provided remains current.

Principal Residency Requirements

In Charlottetown, short-term rentals are only allowed for a Host’s principal residence, either in their principal dwelling unit or in a secondary or garden suite.

Additionally, Hosts in Charlottetown are required to obtain a Home Occupation Permit from the City. You can view the application directly here. If you have questions about the new rules and how it affects your ability to host, we recommend viewing the City’s website or reaching out directly at 902-566-5548.

Zoning Bylaws

Zoning by-laws in Charlottetown may also apply to your listing. We recommend that you check with your City to determine whether your listing is impacted by such regulations, either by viewing the City’s website or reaching out directly at 902-566-5548.

Provincial Requirements

In the Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Hosts are required to register with the Province and display their registration number on their listing in order to operate a short-term rental. In order to get more information on your responsibilities under provincial law and/or register your accommodation, please visit Tourism PEI’s website or reach out to them directly at 902-368-4398.

Once you’ve registered your listing, make sure to add your registration number to your listing, by going to Listings, selecting the listing you want to add it for, and add the number under Regulations.

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. For more information, consider contacting your housing authority (such as a community council) or landlord. Your lease (or other contract) might also provide 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.

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