What is a Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR)?

A Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) is most often defined as a rental of a residence (Single-Family/Multi-Family), a portion of a residence, or a detached bedroom/bathroom (Non-Junior/Accessory Dwelling Unit per State Law), for periods of less than one month (<30 days). STVRs are also commonly referred to as vacation rentals, transient rentals, short-term rentals and resort dwelling units.

Generally, there are two types of vacation rentals: “Hosted” (Home-Share) and “Non-hosted” (Whole-Home). A “Hosted” (Home-Share) is the rental of one or more guest rooms (Non-Junior/Accessory Dwelling Unit per State Law), where the property owner resides in the residence during the guest stay. This could also include the rental a detached guest room and bathroom (Non-Accessory Dwelling Unit) while the property owner is in the main residence for the duration of the stay. A “Non-hosted” conversely, is when a property owner typically rents out the entire residence to a guest and is located off-site from the premises for the duration of the stay. This rental arrangement would typical involve a property management company.

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1. What is a Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR)?
2. What are my responsibilities as a Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) host and operator?
3. Where can I report an issue with neighboring Short-Term Vacation Rental (Noise, Parking, Trash, etc.)?
4. Where are Short-Term Vacation Rentals allowed in the City?
5. How many are allowed?
6. How can I apply for a Short-Term Vacation Rental permit?
7. What is the cost?
8. How many overnight Short-Term Vacation Rental occupants can stay at my Short-Term Vacation Rental?
9. How many daytime guests are allowed?
10. Where does the Short-Term Vacation Rental Permit Number have to be posted?
11. How much parking is required with operating a Short-Term Vacation Rental?
12. Where does parking for the Short-Term Vacation Rental have to be located and what has to be displayed?
13. What is Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and how does it have to paid?
14. What is the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate?
15. How long is my Short-Term Vacation Rental Permit good for?
16. If I sell my property, can I transfer the existing Short-Term Vacation Rental Permit?
17. Do I have to notify my neighbors with Permit approval?