Short-Term Rental Ordinances in the News

by Shylo Bisnett, on March 18, 2021 at 9:19 AM

Many municipalities across the United States are considering new regulations to more actively their short-term rental markets. Some communities are struggling with a constricted housing supply and want to restrict additional vacation rentals, while others need to mitigate parking, noise, litter, and other nuisance issues.

Here are some recent stories about proposed short-term rental regulations from communities around the country:

  • Philadelphia, PA: "City Council bill aims to rein in elusive Airbnb hosts: Philly would treat them as businesses and require them to get commercial activity licenses as well as proposed limited lodging operator licenses for $150 per year." (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/28/21) 

  • East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana: "Talks around regulating short-term rentals in Spanish Town and elsewhere resuming soon" (The Advocate, 3/1/21) 

  • Half Moon Bay, California: "Half Moon Bay regulating short-term rentals: Possible regulations include living requirements for owners" (The Daily Journal, 3/2/21)

  • Sullivan County, New York: "Sullivan County leaders consider extending taxes, regulations on short-term rentals" (Times Herald-Record, 3/2/21)

  • Chelan County, Washington: "Debate over short-term rentals comes to ‘Washington’s playground’ as Chelan County considers limits on Airbnbs" (The Seattle Times, 12/28/20) 

  • Quincy, Massachusetts: "New law would regulate Quincy Airbnbs, ban short-term rentals in Residential A zones" (The Patriot Ledger, 1/13/21) 

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