Our new residential rental licence program and bylaw has been up and operating for over a month now. The applications have been coming in regularly and with a minimal wait time at the counter for processing. A lot of folks were concerned long line-ups. I can safely say that this hasn’t been a problem to date so I encourage people to come in and apply.
With the program well on its way, risk-based field inspections are taking place now and licensing and standards staff are working closely with the fire prevention division to provide ongoing inspections of applicant and licensed properties.
For full details about how to apply, please visit www.waterloo.ca/rental or contact 519-747-8785.
And a special note to property owners: Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) inspections are fully booked until the end of June, so if you haven’t booked an inspection yet please contact them soon.
Director, By-law Enforcement
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