(Jackson, Wyo.) - Earlier this week, the Town Council approved a change to the short term rental ordinance, which affects those who rent through Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) or Airbnb. Starting on January 1, 2016, every person who rents out an apartment or a house for less than 31 days is required to have a residential short term license to operate, according to the ordinance passed in September 2015.
The amendment proposed earlier this week alters that language to limit
occupancy to one calendar month.
The new ordinance states that "One calendar month is the period of time
from a day of one month to the corresponding day of the next month if such
exists; or if not, to the last day of the next month. One calendar month
shall be computed by excluding the first and including the last day (as
from January 4 to February 3 or from January 31 to February 29)."
Town Attorney Audrey Cohen-Davis stated during the meeting that this helps
help alleviate confusion and ensure that short term renters are compliant
even if someone stays in a short term rental from January 5 through
February 5, which is technically more than 31 days.
The ordinance passed unanimously at the first reading and will go into
effect after two more readings.
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