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(A) Local agent required. All dwelling units used for short-term rentals shall have a designated local agent.
(B) Contact information posted. A notice shall be posted in a prominent location within any dwelling unit used for short-term rentals stating (in at least 16-point type) the name of the local agent and, a 24-hour telephone number at which the agent can be reached.
(C) Compliance with codes. The dwelling unit must meet all applicable Residential Building, Health Department, Nuisance and Safety Codes as necessary to protect the safety of occupants.
(D) Noise and nuisance. Noise during quiet hours must be limited to that which does not disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of a reasonable person of normal sensitivities. Quiet hours shall be from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. The city’s Noise Control Ordinance shall apply.
(E) Fireworks. Fireworks of any kind are not allowed on rental property, except in accordance with the city’s fireworks ordinance, Title IX, Chapter 94, § 94.22.
(F) Fire pits. Open burning is not allowed.
(1) Indoor and outdoor fireplaces with chimneys are permitted so long as they are not determined to be a nuisance in keeping with the city’s nuisance code.
(2) Natural gas fire pits are permitted.
(G) Maximum occupancy. Short-term rentals shall be permitted maximum occupancy of two persons per bedroom plus two persons per finished and legal floor for dwelling as described in the registration and as may be verified by inspections from time to time. An individual present in a dwelling unit during the term of a STR shall be presumed to be an occupant unless it is between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., and circumstances clearly indicate the individual will not stay overnight.
(1) Except as provided in (2) below, no rental shall be permitted for more than ten persons.
(2) Notwithstanding division (1) above, those units in operation and registered with the City prior to July 1, 2019 which have clearly indicated occupancy up to 16 but not exceeding two per bedroom plus two persons per finished and legal floor for dwelling may continue with said occupancy limit so long as the unit continues to be registered under this chapter.
(3) No dwelling unit used as a short-term rental may be built or modified hereafter to exceed to limitation of ten persons as described above.
(H) Parking restrictions. Based on lot and neighborhood characteristics, the Enforcement Officer may place reasonable restrictions on the number and manner of vehicle parking.
(I) Advertising. No person shall advertise a short-term rental, unless the advertisement includes the license number and the maximum occupancy permitted in the unit.
(J) Fee. Short-term rentals shall pay a fee as City Council may, from time to time, establish by resolution, to account for costs related to the enforcement, community impact, and other customary fees and costs associated with short-term lodging which may already be allowed within the city.
(K) Inspections and conditions. Not less than once every other calendar year and/or upon written complaint, the Enforcement Officer may make periodic inspections of a short-term rental to ensure continuing compliance with the approval standards specified in this chapter. In addition, the Enforcement Officer may impose reasonable conditions on a registration issued under this chapter which are reasonably necessary to ensure compliance with the approval standards provided in this chapter.
(Ord. 815, passed 2-17-2020)