The meeting on November 28, at 5 p.m. will be in-person in the Auditorium at City Hall 250 N. 5th St. as well as virtual online. The meeting on Dec. 1 will be virtual only. Both meetings provide an opportunity for the community to learn more about the proposed amendments to the city’s ordinance regulating Short Term Rentals (STRs) and ask questions of staff.
The city currently requires a permit, inspection by the building department, and a $160 fee for anyone operating an STR. These requirements won’t change; however, proposed amendments would create a definition for two different kinds of STR operations, a primary and a secondary STR. The ordinance would also introduce a buffering requirement between primary STRs, but none between secondary STRs.
Short-term rental, Primary is defined as a short-term rental that makes available for rent a full (e.g. all bedrooms) principal dwelling unit
Short-term rental, Secondary is defined as a short-term rental that makes available for rent a portion of a principal dwelling unit or an accessory dwelling unit.
In addition, the buffer requirement being proposed is described in this way:
- A primary short-term rental permit shall not be issued for a location that would allow more than two Primary Short-Term Rentals to be located within 500 feet. The 500 feet distance is measured from the property boundaries of the proposed location.
More information about Short-Term Rentals