§ 115.516  ANNUAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
   No person, firm, or corporation shall own or operate a short term rental on any premises within Jefferson County unless the short term rental has been registered annually with the Louisville Metro Department of Develop Louisville.
   (A)   The Director may refuse to issue or renew the registration of a short term rental until all outstanding penalties associated with violations of §§ 115.515 through 115.521 that have been assessed against the property owner and/or Host are paid in full.
   (B)   The Director may refuse to issue or renew the registration of a short term rental until all outstanding fines and liens that have been assessed by Louisville Metro Government against the subject property are paid in full.
   (C)   The Director may deny or refuse to renew the registration of any Host for violating or failing to comply with any applicable provision of §§ 115.515 through 115.521.
   (D)   If the property is subject to two or more substantiated civil and/or criminal complaints or the Host is found to have twice violated or failed to comply with any applicable provision of §§ 115.515 through 115.521 with respect to a given property within a 12 month period, the Planning Director may revoke the registration. When the Planning Director revokes a registration under this section, the owner and Host shall be notified of the revocation and shall have 30 days in which to request an appeal before the Board of Zoning Adjustment. If no appeal is requested, the revocation shall become final on the thirty-first day after the initial action by the Director. Civil complaints include, but are not limited to, reported violations of building, safety, property maintenance, nuisance, health and sanitation, fire, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes. Criminal complaints include, but are not limited to, reported drug activity, theft and criminal mischief.
   (E)   When any owner or Host has a short term rental registration revoked, they shall be ineligible to receive any new short term rental registrations for a period of one calendar year.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 217-2015, approved 1-5-2016, effective 8-1-2016; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 70-2016, approved 5-27-2016; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 56-2019, approved 5-8-2019) Penalty, see § 115.999