Short Term Rental Licensing By-Law Survey

As reported in the April 2023 Township Watch (Click Here) a Special Planning Committee meeting was held to allow Committee members to have input into the process of developing a Short Term Rental Licensing By-law.  The recommendations made at the Special Planning Committee meeting have now be ratified by Council and the relevant Short Term Rental Licensing By-law survey is now available.  The survey will remain available to the public until July 5th, 2023.

The Township is looking for your input – Click Here to Participate

June 2023

By-Law Officers’ Summer Hours

The Township of Muskoka Lakes has instituted new hours for its by-law division.  By-law officers are now available Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.  These change will remain in effect until Labour Day Monday, September 4th, 2023.

According to Chief By-Law Enforcement Officer Rob Kennedy the best way to submit a complaint is through the Report a Concern Form.   By-law officers can also be contacted via email at and will respond when able that day.  Voicemail messages will not be responded to until at least the following business day, or when the by-law officer returns and picks up the message.