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New Orleans finalizes restrictive new short-term rental law

The New Orleans City Council has passed a new law that places stricter limits on short-term rentals and raises fees that guests must pay, starting December 1. ...Continued

Honolulu sends warning letters to 5,000 residents suspected of running illegal short-term rentals

Based on online searches of vacation rental websites and comparison of photos on advertisements with actual addresses and city records, the letters are a courtesy provided by the city to give owners t...Continued

New data helps Austin crack down on illegal short-term rentals

City officials plan to make a push to enforce short-term rental laws against thousands of illegal vacation rentals starting early next year....Continued

20,000 signatures gathered in effort to overturn Jersey City short-term rental law

The signatures have been submitted to the Jersey City government in a bid to overturn a strict new short-term rental law recently passed by the City Council. ...Continued

Denver charges short-term rental hosts with felonies

It’s the second time in two months that vacation rental owners in the city have been charged with the crime of misrepresenting their place of residence. ...Continued

New Jersey short-term rental tax break bill goes to governor

The Legislature has passed a bill that exempts some short-term rental operators from collecting lodging taxes from guests; Governor Phil Murphy has 45 days to sign it into law....Continued

Hawaii governor plans to veto short-term rental tax bill, while Honolulu mayor signs new regulations

Governor David Ige will likely veto Senate Bill 1292; Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signs Bill 89....Continued

Honolulu council passes short-term rental bill with strict penalties

The new ordinance outlines strong penalties for running illegal short-term rentals and also sets requirements for short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO....Continued

New Massachusetts short-term rental law starts July 1

The new law applies to properties that are not hotels, motels, lodging houses, or bed-and-breakfasts in which at least one room is rented for 31 days or less in a year...Continued

New Arizona law requires tax license number to be included in short-term rental ads

The new ordinance requires short-term rental operators to hold a current TPT license and prohibits short-term rentals from hosting special events, such as large parties. ...Continued