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 Districts. They  are not allowed in Single-Family Residential Districts (R-1 and R-2), which is where most family and private residences are located.”

The city is still deciding whether to run the registration in-house or work with a third-party company that would collect license and permit fees. As most recent updates were from the beginning of October, it may take time to finalize definite short-term rental laws. At this time only about 101 rentals are active in Lake Ozark across listing platforms (Airbnb, Vrbo, etc.). 

We will update details here as short-term rental regulations develop. 

In the meantime, you may be considering what the steps are to become a host. Here are some tips on how to set up your home to be a rental property

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