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Short-Term Rental Regulations Passed in Summit County, Colorado

The Summit Board of County Commissioners in Colorado passed new short-term rental regulations and plans to make adjustments based on concerns expressed by the public.  The new regulations now separate unincorporated Summit County, Colorado into two zones; resort and neighborhood.    New Short-Term Rental Regulations - Licensing Short-term rentals in the resort zones now include Copper Mountain, Keystone, Peaks 7 and 8, and Tiger Run.  These zones will continue [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:38:07-06:00December 1st, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Short-Term Rental Regulations Approved in Salida, Colorado

The Salida City Council of Colorado has been constantly working on adjusting their short-term rental regulations and in their last meeting, they approved amendments to the recently updated short-term rental regulations.  The newly approved amendments were approved on Nov. 16th and will go into effect on Dec. 19th, 2021.  Amendments to Short-Term Rental Regulations Below you can find the underlined changes to Section 6-6-20 and Section 16-4-190 regarding short-term rental regulations.  Section [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:39:02-06:00November 17th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Man Drowns at Vacation Rental Due to Owner Negligence. Family Calls for Waterfront Safety Regulations.

This past September, in a very unfortunate event, a 30-year-old Airbnb guest, Vinod Deonarine, drowned after taking out a canoe that was provided by the vacation rental he was staying at.  Incidents like these are such a tragedy and echo the need for the vacation rental industry to focus more on safety requirements.  What Exactly Happened?  Vinod Deonarine was enjoying his stay at a waterfront vacation rental off Fox Lake, IL when he and his friend decided to take the canoe that was provided by [...]

By |2021-12-21T13:14:38-07:00November 15th, 2021|Short Term Rental Insurance, Vacation Rental Safety|

NEW Short-Term Rental Regulations Approved in Westerly, Rhode Island

The Westerly City Council of Rhode Island has voted and approved a new short-term rental ordinance, in hopes of better regulating within this industry.  After a large number of complaints regarding short-term rentals, Police Chief, Lacey, hopes that this list will allow town officials to “hold the owners accountable if, in fact, there are any issues”. New Short-Term Rental Regulations  Annual registration of short-term rentals is required for all Residential Short-Term Rentals.  Below you can find the [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:39:52-06:00November 10th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

New Short-Term Rental Regulations Approved in Duluth, Minnesota

This past Monday, the Duluth City Council approved a new ordinance that updates the short-term rental regulations.  All new applications will go through the planning commission for approval and go to the City Council for any appeals.   Councilman Zack Filipovich pointed out that this new short-term rental ordinance should also help clarify screenings and change the procedures for approval.  Short-Term Rental Regulation Updates  Below you can find the sections that were amended [...]

By |2021-12-03T10:21:02-07:00October 27th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Santa Rosa, California Approves New Short-Term Rental Urgency Ordinance

On October 13th, the Santa Rosa City Council of California has approved an urgency ordinance to better regulate vacation rentals.  Before this short-term rental ordinance was put in place there were no regulations regarding rentals of residential properties for a period of 30 days or less, AKA vacation rentals.  With the rise of public complaints and around 160 vacation rentals operating illegally, the Santa Rosa City Council of California knew [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:41:06-06:00October 20th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Grand County, Colorado Updates Short-Term Rental Regulations

Grand County has approved new updates on the Short-Term Rental Regulation Code on September 21st.  The county has organized a workgroup that will be diving into the bigger issues related to short-term rentals.  One of their first goals is to raise the short-term rental registration compliance to 90% by December 31st.  With the amendments approved, along with a contract update for the service that monitors the county’s short-term rentals for [...]

By |2021-10-13T15:29:57-06:00October 13th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Catskill, New York Village Board of Trustees Pass New Short-Term Rental Law

The Catskill Village Board of Trustees has passed a new short-term rental law, requiring a fee when purchasing or renewing your short-term rental permit.  With over 1000 vacation rentals in Greene County, New York, Trustee Natasha Law, states that “All businesses are required to have annual fire inspections, health inspections, pay insurance, and other fees in order to be able to operate, so why should an STR be any [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:42:18-06:00October 6th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Boone County, Kentucky Moves Forward With New Short-Term Rental Ordinance

The Boone County Fiscal Court has recently adopted a new short-term rental ordinance.  With the rising concern of the number of rentals in this small city of Kentucky, they are hoping to better regulate vacation rentals with these new rules.  The new ordinance includes short-term rental registration requirements and permits, safety inspections, STR restrictions, informational brochure required, safety features, proof of liability insurance, and more.  If a short-term rental [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:43:27-06:00September 29th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Tybee Island, Georgia Modifies Short-Term Rental Regulations and Now Includes Insurance Requirement

Tybee Island City Council has finally moved forward on short-term rental regulations after years of debate, as well as implementing a 90-day moratorium on short-term rental permits.  This decision has stemmed from residents stating that vacation rentals are diminishing the quality of life and sense of community inherent in the residential neighborhoods.  While on the other hand, vacation rental owners and management companies defend the business as crucial to [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:44:51-06:00September 22nd, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|
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