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(A) The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the use of residential units as short term rentals in order to:
(1) Protect the integrity of the city’s neighborhoods and the quality of life of its citizens;
(2) Establish a system to track the short term rental inventory in the city;
(3) To protect the health and safety of occupants of short term rental units;
(4) To ensure a level playing field for individuals in the short term rental market; and
(5) To protect the residential character of the residential districts of the city.
(B) The following definitions apply:
RENTAL OCCUPANT. Any person who, in exchange for compensation paid, occupies a dwelling unit for less than 30 days.
SHORT TERM RENTALS. Residential dwellings rented for less than 30 days, used in a manner consistent with the residential character of the dwelling. Tourist accommodations, including hotels, motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts, are not considered SHORT TERM RENTALS.
(Ord. 19-10, passed 9-28-10; Am Ord. 26-17, passed 1-9-18)