The City of Bozeman has just created a survey for public comment on short term rentals aka vacation rentals or VRBO/AirBnB rentals within city limits. An ongoing hotbutton topic, there will be three live public comment sessions in addition to the survey. Take the Survey HERE>>
SHORT TERM RENTALS PROJECT
WHY ARE WE CONSIDERING THIS ISSUE?
On August 8, 2016, the Bozeman City Commission adopted Ordinance 1958 temporarily removing Extended Stay Lodgings (Short-Term Rentals) as a conditional use in R1, R2, RS and HMU zoning districts – which means the City will not issue any new permits for this use in these zones. The Commission directed staff to investigate the issue, research best practices, solicit public input, and provide options for Commission consideration prior to the expiration of the Ordinance on February 8, 2017. The work of the City on this issue applies only to property within the city limits of Bozeman.
WHAT IS A SHORT-TERM RENTAL?
Short-Term Rental (STR) is a term commonly used to describe the rental of rooms or dwellings to paying guests for a period of time generally between 1-29 days. Due in part to online hosting platforms like AirBnB, Homeaway, VRBO, and others, this industry has grown rapidly in recent years. In Bozeman we currently refer to these as Extended Stay Lodgings.
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT REGULATIONS?
Prior to the adoption of Ordinance 1958, the City allowed extended stay lodgings in the R1, R2, RS and HMU zoning districts with a Conditional Use Permit. These are an allowed use in all other zoning designations. In addition, a business license is required that is routed to various City Departments to ensure compliance with all City requirements.
COMMUNITY FORUMS & PUBLIC INPUT
Take a SURVEY to let us know what you think about Short-Term Rentals in Bozeman.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 – 6:30 PM – Bozeman Library, Large Conference Room (626 E Main)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 6:30 PM – Willson School Library (404 W Main)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 6:30 PM – Meadowlark Elementary School Cafeteria (4415 Durston)
Source: City of Bozeman – Projects