What is a Short-Term Rental or STR?

An STR is a dwelling unit, or portion of a dwelling unit, that is used for lodging for a period of less than 30 consecutive days. 

Basically, a property owner can rent out their house, or rooms in their house, to guests for a short period of time. STRs are usually listed on web-based platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway, Stayz, and Expedia. 

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1. What is a Short-Term Rental or STR?
2. Why regulate Short-Term Rentals?
3. Who can operate a short-term rental?
4. Are there limits on the number of Short-Term Rentals?
5. What is included in the ordinance?
6. What can I do if I have a complaint?