As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Dwelling" means any building or structure which is occupied or intended for occupancy in whole or in part as a home, residence, or sleeping place for one or more persons.
   (b)   "Guestroom" means a room offered to the public for a fee that contains, at a minimum, provisions for sleeping.
   (c)   "Hosting platform" means a person or entity in whatever form or format that facilitates, through advertising or any other means, a short-term rental booking transaction for accommodations between a short-term rental host and short-term rental guest, including, but not limited to, reservations and/or collection of payment for such accommodations on behalf of the short-term rental host. Examples include, but are not limited to, Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway.
   (d)   "Owner" means an individual(s), corporation, or partnership that has legal title to and control of a dwelling.
   (e)   "Permanent occupant" means persons who reside in a dwelling more than fifty- one percent of the time during a calendar year; the dwelling in which the persons reside shall be referred to as their primary residence.
   (f)   "Primary residence" means a residence that is the usual place of return for housing as documented by at least two of the following: motor vehicle registration, driver's license, tax documents, lease copy, or a utility bill. An owner or permanent occupant can only have one primary residence.
   (g)   "Short-term rental" means any room or dwelling that is rented wholly or partly for a fee for less than thirty consecutive days by persons other than the permanent occupant or owner from which the permanent occupant or owner receive monetary compensation, whether such compensation is paid directly by the short-term rental guest or is collected and remitted to the permanent occupant or owner by a hosting platform. "Short-term rental" does not include a room in any hotel or motel, as defined elsewhere in the Codified Ordinances of the City of Hudson.
   (h)   "Short-term rental guests" means persons renting temporary lodging from a short-term rental host, or through a hosting platform on behalf of the short-term rental host, for less than thirty consecutive days.
   (i)   "Short-term rental host" or "host" means the owner and/or permanent occupant of a short-term rental who offers the short-term rental for temporary lodging.
   (j)   "Short-term rental operation" or "operation of a short-term rental" means the occupancy for a fee of any room or dwelling in a short-term rental by a transient guest.
   (k)   "Transient guests" means persons occupying a room or rooms for sleeping accommodations for less than thirty consecutive days.
(Ord. 20-160.  Passed 2-2-21.)