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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DIRECTOR. The Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Planning and Design Services.
HOST. Any person who is the owner of record of real property, or any person who is a lessee of real property pursuant to a written agreement for the lease of such real property, who offers a dwelling unit, or portion thereof, for short term rental.
HOSTING PLATFORM. A person or entity that provides a means through which a Host may offer a dwelling unit, or portion thereof, for short term rental use. Most platforms are internet based and allow a Host to advertise a dwelling unit as a short term rental through a website or mobile app.
SHORT TERM RENTAL. A dwelling unit that is rented, leased or otherwise assigned for a tenancy of less than 30 consecutive days duration, where no meals are served. This term does not include hotel or motel rooms, extended stay lodging facilities, bed and breakfast inns or boarding and lodging house rooms.
SHORT TERM RENTAL ADVERTISEMENT. Any method of soliciting use of a dwelling unit or portion thereof as a short term rental.
TRANSIENT USER. A person who exercises occupancy or is entitled to occupancy by reason of concession, permit, right of access, license or other agreement for a period of less than 30 consecutive days duration.
(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)