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Colorado bill gives counties more power to regulate vacation rentals

The measure allows counties to create rules for licensing short-term rentals, setting fees, and revoking licenses....Continued

Florida takes first steps toward reopening short-term rentals

Florida counties must submit proposals that address safety procedures designed to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Communities in California, Oregon, and Maryland also plan vacation rental reopening....Continued

Denver updates definition of primary residence for short-term rental hosts

The Denver City Council approved new rules (that went into effect immediately) to determine whether a property qualifies as a primary residence....Continued

More short-term rentals reopening in North Carolina, New Jersey; Florida short-term rental owners sue governor

As state and local governments move toward reopening their economies, short-term rentals are following suit, especially in resort communities that depend on tourism....Continued

Georgia, South Carolina lift pandemic restrictions on short-term rentals

Georgia is the first state to lift restrictions statewide and individual local governments in some states have also allowed vacation rentals to resume operations....Continued

States restrict short-term rentals in response to pandemic

State-level restrictions include exemptions, such as providing accommodations to health care workers, first responders, and law enforcement....Continued

States change lodging tax requirements in response to COVID-19

Read about the states offering vacation rental hosts more time to file and/or pay lodging taxes or renew lodging tax registrations....Continued

Oahu, Big Island, Kauai, Maui shut down vacation rentals during pandemic

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, city and county governments are closing down short-term rentals in major Hawaii tourism hubs....Continued

New Mexico, Georgia, Florida issue new pandemic vacation rental rules

Several states have restricted the operation of short-term rentals amid fears that travelers coming from pandemic hot spots to stay in vacation rentals may bring the virus with them. ...Continued

Colorado, Iowa offer lodging tax relief measures

Colorado and Iowa have joined several other states in announcing statewide lodging tax relief measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that may apply to short-term rentals. ...Continued