For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
   (a)   "Bed and Breakfast" means a building, sometimes the primary residence of the owner, where sleeping accommodations are offered for compensation, with or without meals, to transient users occupying a room or rooms.
   (b)   "Director" means the Director of the City of Oxford Community Development Department or his/her designee.
   (c)   "Host" means any person who is the owner of record of residential real property, or any person who is a lessee of residential real property pursuant to a written agreement for the lease of such real property, who offers a dwelling unit, or portion thereof, for transient guest lodging.
   (d)   "Hosting Platform" means an internet-based platform that generally allows an owner or tenant to advertise the dwelling unit through a website and provides a means for potential transient users to arrange lodging and payment through the hosting platform.
   (e)   "Transient Guest Lodging" means a dwelling unit or portion thereof where sleeping accommodations are offered for compensation to transient users occupying a room or rooms.
   (f)   "Transient User" means 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 thirty (30) consecutive days duration.
      (Ord. 3586.  Passed 9-15-20.)