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Eligibility

You are eligible if your property falls within one of the following districts:

Police Jurisdiction (PJ)

Short-term rentals are permitted in the Police Jurisdiction. If your property falls in this area, you may continue the process by getting a home inspection and complying fully with the building code and business license requirements.

TO Lake District

Short-term rentals are a conditional use approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) as a special exception for up to five-year periods. A special exception application to the ZBA shall be accompanied by a letter from the Home Owner Association stating that the short-term rental of a dwelling is allowed. Upon approval by the ZBA, you may continue the process by getting a home inspection and complying fully with the building code and business license requirements.

TO Downtown Campus District

Short-term rentals are a permitted use in non-historic dwellings. If your property is a single-family dwelling and falls in this area, you may continue this process by getting a home inspection and complying fully with the building code and business license requirements.

Multifamily dwellings in the district are capped at 3 percent of the total number of dwelling units. Short-term rental applications for multi-family dwellings shall be accompanied by a notarized letter from the property manager stating that the short-term rental of the dwelling is allowed. Upon the City's receipt of the letter and determination that the cap has not been met, you may continue the process by getting complying fully with the building code and business license requirements.

Historic dwellings allow short-term rentals as a conditional use approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) for up to five-year periods. Short-term rentals in each locally designated historic district will be limited to a 10 percent cap of the total number of residentially-used properties per district. After determination that the historic cap has not already been met, and with approval by the ZBA, you may continue the process by getting a home inspection and complying fully with the building code and business license requirements.