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State of the state: Hawaii short-term rental laws

Short-term rentals have become a popular option for travelers — so popular that local governments have been active in recent years creating more regulations for the industry....Continued

New Virginia Beach ordinance restricts short-term rentals to Oceanfront and Sandbridge

Short-term rentals in good standing before the new law was passed may continue to operate, though they must follow the new rules. ...Continued

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

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

Hawaii tax authorities cracking down on short-term rental operators

The state currently has 13 investigators working on vacation rental taxes, and the Department of Taxation is getting help from short-term rental marketplaces....Continued

How occupancy taxes work

Transient occupancy taxes are levied on facilities that provide accommodations for customers. The obvious model is a hotel or motel. But that might be the only thing that’s obvious about these taxes....Continued