Update on STR Bills

There are still 4 short-term rental bills working their way through the legislative process at Metro Council.

Here’s a quick overview:


Bills Still in Process as of July 7, 2020:

BL2019-79: IMPOSES RESTRICTIONS ON OWNER OCCUPIED STRS

Bill BL2019-79 is up for public hearing (second reading) at Metro Council. This continues to be deferred and the bill’s sponsor says it’s likely to remain deferred until the fall.

Planning Commission’s recommendation is to remove the 15-hour rule, though the bill has not been officially amended to remove it.

Read the full overview and history of the bill »


BL2019-7: OWNER OCCUPIED STRS IN TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS WITH MULTIPLE OWNERS

Bill BL2019-7 is up for public hearing (second reading) at Metro Council. This continues to be deferred and the bill’s sponsor says it’s likely to remain deferred until the fall.

Read the full overview and history of the bill »


Bills Finalized as of July 7, 2020:

BL2020-187: MOVES STR REGULATIONS TO A DIFFERENT SECTION OF THE METROPOLITAN CODE TO INTRODUCE A NEW STR APPEALS BOARD

Substitute Bill BL2020-187 passed third reading at Metro Council on July 7, 2020 with an amendment that would still require public hearings for future STR legislation.

This bill aims to create an STR Appeals Board, moving short term rental-related appeals away from the BZA (Board of Zoning Appeals). In order to accomplish this, the regulations regarding STRs would need to be relocated from Title 17 (Zoning) to Title 6 (Business Licenses and Regulations) within the Metropolitan Code.

Read the full overview and history of the bill »


BL2019-78: DISTANCE REQUIREMENT FOR NON-OWNER OCCUPIED STRPS

Substitute Bill BL2019-78, which measures the setback from lot line to lot line, passed third reading at Metro Council on July 7, 2020.

The only amendment that was added states “qualifying properties with a valid master permit on file with the department of codes administration on or before September 1, 2020, or who has completed at least fifty percent construction on a new unit as of September 1, 2020, will not be subject to the provisions” of the bill.

Read the full overview and history of the bill »

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