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, 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 different?”  So, whether you are applying for a short-term rental permit for the first time or renewing your permit beware of the new fees coming your way. 

Application Requirements for Short-Term Rental Permit/Renewal 

All Short-Term Rental Permits will expire within a calendar year from the date of issuance.  Below you can find the requirements for applying and renewing your permit: 

  1. Short-term rental describes furnished, self-contained apartments/rooms/residences that are rented for short periods of time (less than 30 days or month-to-month). 
  2. You will need two proofs of residency: a copy of your driver’s license and a utility bill.  A copy of the deed is also required. 
  3. IF you are not the property owner, a notarized letter from the property owner giving you permission to rent our rooms on the property for short-term rentals will be needed. 
  4. The permit fee is $375 per unit. Please provide a check payable to “The Village of Catskill”. 
  5. After you have paid for your permit, a code enforcement officer will contact you to schedule a full inspection. 
  6. If approved, you will receive a permit within 7 days following inspection. 
  7. If you are found operating without a valid permit you will be in violation of the Village code and will have 30 days to acquire a permit.  If at that time you do not obtain one you will receive an appearance ticket for Catskill Town Court, where you will be charged double the amount of the permit fee per unit. 
  8. Permit fee of $375/unit for an initial permit and $125/unit for renewal. 

Short-Term Rental Regulations & Safety 

It’s also always important to ensure that you are in compliance with the current regulations in place to avoid any issues.  Looking to review the current regulations in place?  Continue to the Short-Term Rental Permit PDF, located here and you can find all the regulations that are currently in effect.  Short-term rental safety is unfortunately often the most overlooked aspect of maintaining a rental property.  Cities like Catskill understand that there need to be safety guidelines in place for vacation rentals. 

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