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STRs are back (and how!)

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

For those of you not quite sure where, exactly, the city left off in the short-term rental discussion, you are not alone. At Tuesday’s work session, City Council members themselves asked for an update. According to the ensuing discussion, today Council will take a look at: occupancy limits (and assemblies), a phase-out of Type 2 (or non-owner occupied) short-term rentals in residential areas, a three-year renewal inspection, a 1,000-foot buffer between Type 2 rentals, certification that STRs haven’t been red-tagged for other reasons, a “local contact” requirement, certificate of occupancy limits, an Austin Water utility septic review, a “bad-actor clause” for repeat offenses, a 24-month review, license-renewal denials for suspended licenses, guest registries, sound requirements, advertising of short-term rentals, amending the zoning table, changes to the property maintenance code and a noncompliance fee.


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