Hartford, CT enforces regulations on Airbnb and vacation rentals

If you are a host in Hartford, it’s time to review the restrictions on your vacation rental business. The City looked to municipalities across the US to determine appropriate regulations for short-term rentals in their community. Currently, the city requires you to secure a zoning permit which is valid for three years while addressing additional short-term rental concerns with the following restrictions: Before offering short-term rentals, hosts are required [...]

By |2020-08-04T08:53:17-06:00August 4th, 2020|Regulations|

Dover, DE enforces new regulations on short-term rentals

New regulations in Dover will limit hosts like yourself when it comes to operating your vacation rental business. In a previous ordinance, the City defined short-term rentals as rentals of 30 days or less, however, the new ordinance only allows you to rent your home for a total of 30 days in a calendar year.  Some of the new short-term rental regulations include: Owners must have a short-term rental [...]

By |2020-08-04T10:32:05-06:00July 28th, 2020|Regulations|

San Mateo County, CA $500,000 short-term rental liability insurance requirement

San Mateo County revisited short-term rental regulations which will affect hosts like yourself in Burlingame among other cities. Requirements include a short-term rental permit for your business and proof of liability insurance at a minimum of $500,000. You must also comply with Transient Occupancy Tax requirements. The county hopes to preserve its traditional neighborhood feeling, and is addressing strategies for accountability which include the following details: Local contact person [...]

By |2020-08-04T16:48:28-06:00July 21st, 2020|Regulations|

Ordinance in Palmer, AK affects short-term rental properties

Palmer City requires short-term rental hosts like yourself to register your short-term rental and obtain a short-term rental license. With the explosive growth of short-term rental properties found on websites such as Airbnb and Vrbo, communities are struggling to find common ground regulation. As with Palmer City, many communities across the U.S. require registration, and others require proof of liability insurance. For now, Palmer’s short-term rental requirements include the [...]

By |2020-08-04T16:50:49-06:00July 14th, 2020|Regulations|

Richmond VA adopts new short-term rental ordinance

A new short-term rental ordinance passed for hosts in Richmond following a meeting on Monday the 22nd. Along with other requirements, the new ordinance requires hosts like yourself to obtain an annual permit ($300) to operate your short-term rental (Airbnb, Vrbo, etc.)  The full ordinance is available on the Richmond, VA government website: Ord. 2019-343. The ordinance takes effect on July 1, 2020.  Who can operate a short-term rental: [...]

By |2020-08-04T16:56:28-06:00June 30th, 2020|Regulations|

Santa Fe, NM introduces a new short-term rental draft ordinance

A recent draft city ordinance may tighten short-term rental regulations for hosts like yourself in Santa Fe. The City currently requires hosts to register their property as a business and obtain an annual short-term rental permit. If the new draft passes, the following measures will apply:  A new permit would be issued only to a “natural person” rather than a limited liability company or trust.  Each vacation rental owner [...]

By |2020-08-04T17:00:11-06:00June 23rd, 2020|Regulations|

Chicago, IL short-term rental $1,000,000 liability insurance requirement

If you’re a host in Chicago, read on to learn about the regulations affecting local short-term rentals. The City requires hosts like yourself to secure a business license for your short-term rental and undergo property inspections as deemed necessary by the City Building Commissioner. In addition, hosts must maintain fire, hazard, and liability insurance with a minimum of $1,000,000 in commercial general liability.  Section 4-13-220: Each licensee engaged in [...]

By |2020-06-09T14:11:19-06:00June 9th, 2020|Regulations|

Summerville, SC now regulates short-term rentals, Airbnb & Vrbo properties

Summerville, SC introduced first-time regulations for short-term rentals such as Airbnb or Vrbo. Previously, hosts went through an application for bed-and-breakfasts. City officials now agree new regulations are necessary to define short-term rentals as businesses and preserve their neighborhoods amidst the booming industry.  Hosts are required to secure a business license and undergo a property inspection before renting to guests. This is applicable to hosts who operate in downtown [...]

By |2020-06-02T09:17:27-06:00June 2nd, 2020|Regulations|

Hosts in Louisville, KY may face regulations for their short-term rental business

An article surfaced earlier this month discussing short-term rental regulations for Louisville, KY. As the City Council has seen an increase of these businesses in residential areas, they are considering steps to ensure hosts, such as yourself operate under set guidelines. In the proposed legislation, they will require you to obtain a one-year permit for your short-term rental (30 days or less), along with the following details to include [...]

By |2020-05-19T09:32:04-06:00May 19th, 2020|Regulations|

An Update for Hosts in Lake Placid, Short-Term Rental Regulations

March closed with good news for short-term rental hosts in Lake Placid, New York. After much consideration and debate, the City passed regulations for short-term rentals allowing them to operate under set guidelines. Hosts like yourself must apply for a permit and register your property with Essex County. When applying you must confirm the following and more details: I certify I have notification from an insurance company acknowledging the [...]

By |2020-05-12T08:49:25-06:00May 12th, 2020|Regulations|
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