Bylaw officers with Ontario’s Township of Oro-Medonte have responded to an increase in reports of concerns over short-term rentals in the last week amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Township officials say this has resulted in 12 charges under the Reopening Ontario Act to people at four different short-term rentals in Oro-Medonte.
The fine for an individual found to be in violation of the Act is $750, plus a victim fine surcharge of $130.
Township officials are reminding people that short-term rentals aren’t permitted at this time. Any individual found to be using a short-term rental can be charged under the Reopening Ontario Act.
Local officials say township bylaw is continuing to respond to and “proactively enforce” the province’s emergency legislation.
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