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(A) The maximum occupancy for the dwelling unit shall be two persons per bedroom. The maximum occupancy may be further limited by the requirements of division (B) below. For the purpose of establishing occupancy, a person is defined as an individual at least 12 years of age; provided however, that in no event shall the occupancy of a dwelling exceed the occupancy load as defined in the current version of the Rhode Island Building Code SBC-1, which requires a floor area of 200 gross square feet per occupant; fractions shall be rounded down to the next lower whole number; and provided further, that in no event shall the occupancy of a dwelling exceed the design load of the property's septic system, if applicable.
(B) One off-street parking space shall be provided on the same lot on which the short term rental is located for each two persons of dwelling occupancy, as determined by division (A) above. Where the number of parking spaces required by this section cannot be provided on-site, the permitted occupancy of the dwelling shall be reduced to conform to the available amount of off-street parking. All parking spaces required hereunder shall not be located on any lawn area. On street parking by residents of short term rentals is prohibited.
(Ord. passed 11-16-99; Am. Ord. 2017-3, passed 1-17-17; Am. Ord. 2019-7, passed 6-3-19)