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Judge places temporary restraining order on Douglas County concerning parts of its new short-term rental law

Until a lawsuit challenging the law goes to trial and a final ruling is made, the restraining order temporarily prohibits the county from certain actions....Continued

St. Tammany Parish bans short-term rentals in residential zones

The law applies to all accommodations offering stays for fewer than 30 days, including hotels, motels, cabins, campgrounds, and RV parks....Continued

Short-term rentals on the rise face challenges and opportunity

Vacation rental industry leaders recently participated as panelists in a webinar that focused on the current issues operators face as well as opportunities for growth....Continued

Hawaii allows counties to raise lodging taxes under new state law

A new state law in Hawaii allows counties to levy their own transient accommodations tax (TAT) on top of the existing state TAT. ...Continued

San Bernardino County drastically increases fines for short-term rental violations

The new law raises fines from $100 to $1,000 for first-time citations, and up to $5,000 for a third citation....Continued

Airbnb, Vrbo collaborate to stop repeat offender party houses

Local communities have also been taking matters into their own hands and creating laws designed to discourage nuisance short-term rentals....Continued

Douglas County, Nevada, passes new vacation rental rules

The county will accept new permit applications starting June 21, following a moratorium on new permits that’s been in place since February....Continued

New Nevada law requires Clark County to regulate, tax short-term rentals

The new legislation overrides a ban on short-term rentals, forcing the county to create rules for vacation rental operations. ...Continued

Do I have to collect taxes on cleaning fees for my short-term rental property?

It often takes close scrutiny of the rules in your state, county and/or city to figure out what you need to do when it comes to taxes on your short-term rental. ...Continued

New York City suspends occupancy tax through August

To encourage more tourists to visit the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order that suspended the tax from June 1 through August 31....Continued