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A. License. An annual short-term housing rental License is required to operate a short-term housing rental, as defined in this Code, within the Village and Licenses shall be issued by the Village Clerk. No new short-term housing rental License shall be issued unless first authorized by the Board of Trustees as a special use following a public hearing, consistent with the requirements of the Village’s Zoning Ordinance and such a new License shall be effective through the next succeeding June 30. For owners of properties with existing special uses for short-term housing rentals, a License shall be required annually beginning on July 1, 2023, and such Licenses shall expire on July 1 of the succeeding year. No License shall be transferable to another person or location or to other short-term housing rental establishments.
B. Application for License. An initial Application for License shall include those items set forth in Section 6-2-7-7 of the Village Code. Applications for renewal of Licenses shall include the same information as on the initial application, updated to the date of the renewal, except that notification of adjacent property owners shall not be required.
C. Fees. The fee for the initial License shall be One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars. The annual fee for a renewal License shall be One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars.
D. Prohibited Acts. It shall be unlawful for any short-term housing rental Licensee to:
1. Exceed the scope of the License;
2. Rent any short-term housing rental for more than thirty (30) consecutive days, or fewer than two (2) consecutive days, to any guest;
3. Rent any portions of the short-term housing rental concurrently to separate guests;
4. Allow any outdoor activity related to the rental which causes excessive noise between ten o’clock (10:00) P.M. and eight o’clock (8:00) A.M.
5. Hold out or utilize a short-term housing rental property as a venue for weddings, conferences, parties, or other events, regardless of the number of attendees, but this limitation shall only apply on residentially zoned parcels;
6. Erect any external signage regarding the short-term housing rental, with the exception of the placard required by Section 6-2-7-7 A.13.;
7. Permit any criminal activity or public nuisance, including, but not limited to, excessive noise, to take place on the property. If a Licensee knows or suspects that any criminal activity or public nuisance is taking place on or immediately adjacent to the property, the Licensee shall immediately notify the Police Department of such fact and cooperate with the Police Department in any investigation that may ensue;
8. Knowingly make any false or incomplete or misleading statement about the Licensee’s criminal background, or the criminal background of any other person with an ownership interest, in connection with any License application submitted pursuant to this chapter; or
9. Be in violation of any other requirement of the Zoning Ordinance, or the Village Code, or any rules or regulations promulgated under any of the foregoing.
E. Limitations. No more than sixty (60) short-term housing rental Licenses (including renewals) shall be issued in any year.
F. Penalty. Any one violation of this chapter, or any rules or regulations promulgated under this chapter may result in fines, suspension or revocation of a License, or a combination thereof. A violation of any section of this chapter is subject to a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. (Ord. 2023-03, 2-14-2023)