Mark Clairmont |

HUNTSVILLEAfter pulling in $300,000 this summer from a local tourism accommodation tax, the Town of Huntsville is targeting Airbnb and other private short term vacation rentals.

The town says in a release Thursday, Oct. 10, that they want input on proposed legislation aimed at the private short term vacation rentals.

To view the components of the new program see the links below:

Draft Zoning Amendment By-Law

Draft Licensing By-Law

Draft Licensing Application

The town has set up multiple ways for individuals to provide feedback on the planned regulatory framework.

Residents can participate in the public consultation process in the following ways:

  • Sign Up with to review the legislation and ask a question.
  • Take an online Questionnaire
  • Participate in one of the following Open Houses to provide feedback to staff:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Partners Hall, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Partners Hall 37 Main Street East, Huntsville
  • Saturday, Oct. 26 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Partners Hall 37 Main Street East, Huntsville

For more information, contact Scott Ovell, economic development coordinator at (705) 789-1751 Ext. 3035 or email him at

Properties like this that look and feel like small resorts could be taxed the same under a new proposal by Huntsville. (

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