Twelve charges laid, at $750 a pop, following short-term rental violations in Oro-Medonte

A dozen charges have been laid in connection to the use of short-term rentals, violating current COVID restrictions.

The Township of Oro-Medonte says, in responding to concerns from the public relating to the operation of short-term rentals, 12 charges have been laid under the Reopening Ontario Act. At the heart of these charges were four different locations in the township, with each charge carrying a fine of $750.

“It is disappointing that some individuals made the decision to utilize short term rentals in the Township in contravention to the Reopening Ontario Act,” said Oro-Medonte Mayor Harry Hughes. “Our Municipal Law Enforcement division responded, and acted appropriately, by laying charges.  As we enter the summer season, Municipal Law Enforcement Officers will continue to monitor short term rental accommodations in the Township, and respond to complaints.”

The Township reminds everyone that, with current COVID-19 restrictions in place, short-term rentals are not permitted. Any individual found to be utilizing a short-term rental can be charged under the Reopening Ontario Act.