New Airbnb Laws Hit the Scene in Vermont

Updated 5/12/2021:  We’re aware of several cities in Vermont that have implemented Airbnb laws, however, with Bill H.200, the state of Vermont as a whole would regulate short-term rentals, taking effect on July 1, 2021. The primary goal is to maintain Vermont’s residential rental market and create equal standards for short-term rentals as with other lodgings such as hotels, motels, and bed & breakfast establishments.  Registration Requirements & Other Airbnb Laws  The draft ordinance outlines new Airbnb laws for Vermont including the following registration requirements:   A person shall not operate or maintain a short-term [...]

By |2021-05-12T14:46:57-06:00April 19th, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info, Regulations|

Airbnb Laws Hosts Need to Know in Alpine, TX

New Airbnb laws in Alpine were introduced on January 19th. After a final review in February, hosts must comply with a number of operational standards and submit a special use permit application with a corresponding fee of $350 (cash, check, or money order payable to the City of Alpine). The full ordinance can be found on the City of Alpine website.  Checklist for Airbnb Laws in Alpine  Hosts must provide the following details to the city when submitting their [...]

By |2021-04-02T09:45:39-06:00April 2nd, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info|

Airbnb Laws Hosts Need to Know in Hollywood, FL

Hollywood, FL made a number of changes to their short-term rental ordinance after revisiting requirements in January. New and veteran hosts faced a deadline of March 1, 2021 to comply with the following changes to Airbnb laws in the city:   Short-term rentals are subject to parking limitations and trash container requirements Hosts must install a noise level detection device at the property  Hosts must submit proof of short-term rental liability insurance  We’ve noticed an increasing number of [...]

By |2021-03-18T09:33:41-06:00March 18th, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info, Regulations|

Short-Term Rental Laws Hosts Need to Know in Walla Wall, WA

Known for its fertile agricultural areas and over 100 local wineries, it’s easy to see how Walla Walla is now a popular short-term vacation rental destination. With growth in this market over the years, Walla Walla eventually decided on short-term rental laws, following suit to many cities and communities across the U.S.  The City has general requirements, application requirements, and development standards for short-term rentals including the following:  “No owner or property within the Walla Walla city limits may offer, operate, rent, or otherwise make available or [...]

By |2021-02-23T14:42:42-07:00February 23rd, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info, Regulations|

New Pending Airbnb Laws Hosts Need to Know in Montana

Montana may be one of the first states to issue state-wide Airbnb laws for short-term rental owners and hosts. New definitions were suggested in House Bill No. 327, where short-term rental or Airbnb activity would be excluded from residential community covenants. Unless otherwise stated in the terms of your covenant, the following restrictions may apply:   “Business use”, “business purpose”, “commercial use”, or “commercial purpose” includes a business that requires a license, permit or certification issued by a state health [...]

By |2021-02-18T10:44:22-07:00February 18th, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info, Regulations|

New Pending Airbnb Laws Hosts Need to Know in Manistee, MI

The City of Manistee is considering new Airbnb laws for hosts, making several recommendations at a recent meeting. The City hopes these recommendations will clarify the standard of operations for hosts in both residential and commercial districts.  At its October 1st meeting, the City discussed the following items outlining restrictions on short-term rentals:  Add short-term rentals to the City’s rental inspection program; Require short-term rentals to register as a [...]

By |2021-01-19T08:36:45-07:00January 19th, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info, Regulations|

New Short-Term Rental Laws Hosts Need to Know in Rochester, MN

Rochester, MN updated short-term rental laws adjusting the registration process for hosts in the city. Requirements vary depending on if the short-term rental is owner-occupied or non-owner-occupied. If the short-term rental is non-owner-occupied, hosts must obtain a license along with a property inspection. Owner-occupied properties aren’t subject to inspections. The following additional updates go into effect this year:  The biennial renewal/initial registration fee for rental properties will be $112.00 [...]

By |2021-01-11T09:00:10-07:00January 11th, 2021|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info, Regulations|

New Airbnb Laws Hosts Need to Know in Boulder, CO

Boulder, CO unanimously approved new short-term rental, Airbnb laws specifically affecting hosts who rent for more than 60 days per year. These frequent rentals are prohibited in dense neighborhoods made up of primary residence homes. In addition, properties that are rented for less than 60 days per year are limited to 2-night minimum bookings. The following Airbnb laws are currently enforced throughout Boulder:  Hosts must reside at the rental [...]

By |2020-12-31T08:28:17-07:00December 31st, 2020|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info|

New Pending Short-Term Rental Laws in Lake Ozark, MO

Lake Ozark is considering new short-term rental laws for hosts, which may include a registration process. The primary goal of the registration process would be to establish ground rules for hosts to protect them and surrounding neighbors, and would also help differentiate unauthorized rentals - those located in zoning districts prohibiting short-term rentals.  “Rental properties are allowed in established Multi-Family Districts (R-3), Commercial Districts (C-2) and Lake Front Mixed-Use [...]

By |2020-12-15T08:39:05-07:00December 15th, 2020|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info|

New Airbnb Laws Hosts Need to Know in Mobile, AL

New Airbnb laws will begin January 1, 2021 in Mobile, AL after much consideration over the summer. The new Airbnb ordinance lays out requirements for hosts which include the following:  A valid City of Mobile Business license must be obtained for each discrete short-term rental location and the business license number must be stated on any advertisement or listing for each short-term rental.  The name and phone number of [...]

By |2020-12-08T09:03:42-07:00December 8th, 2020|General Short Term Rental Insurance Info|
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