Short-Term Rentals

What is a Short-Term Rental?

In general, short-term rental (STR) refers to an activity in which one party, the “host,” agrees to rent out all or part of a home to another party, the “guest,” on a temporary, time-limited basis. 

The precise legal definition of a short-term rental varies by municipality.

Short-term rentals are commonly associated with online platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO, FlipKey, HomeAway, among many others. Image of short-term rental platforms


The City's Department of Planning & Development presented information for the Common Council's consideration during the 2.7.24 subcommittee meeting. Please click the link below to view the presentation materials:

Short-Term Rental Presentation for Subcommittee 2.7.24

Public Forum - February 1, 2024 - Registration Closed

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in attending the public forum. The registration is now closed as the venue is at capacity. Please visit this space starting February 5, 2024, to provide comments. The comment portal will be open for two weeks.

The goal of the public forum is to hear and gather input from the community and a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to: short-term rental owner (host), short-term rental user, local homeowner or tenant, or another type of interested party. The feedback provided at the forum and through an additional two week online comment period will ultimately be sent to the City Administration for their review and consideration.