Austin is not alone

Other cities regulate Short Term Rentals

When Austin’s STR ordinance was established it was lauded. However, three years into the reality of the STR ordinance and its enforcement for the Austin community, now Austin’s STR ordinance is a cautionary tale. Many city and state governments have supported the compliant home sharing economy while regulating non-owner occupied STRs that are commercial properties. City Councils throughout the United States have required non-owner occupied STRs to register as businesses, to obtain commercial insurance to protect occupants, to be ADA compliant, to pass safety inspections, to remit Hotel Occupancy Taxes, and to be restricted from residential zones. Additionally, these cities have increase fines for violators and required the online STR platforms to aid in compliance and to collect and remit Hotel Occupancy Taxes.

Cities that don’t allow STR2s commercial enterprises in residentially zoned neighborhoods

Asheville, NC
Boulder, CO
Calistoga, CA
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Clearwater, FL
Coronado, CA
Dana Point, CA
Denver, CO
Healdsburg, CA
Henderson County, NV
Hermosa Beach, CA
Huntingdon Beach, CA

Imperial Beach, CA
Laguna Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Manhattan Beach, CA
Miami Beach, FL-does not allow STRs of any kind in residential zones
Napa County, CA
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Newport, RI
Ojai, CA
Portland, OR
Portsmouth, NH

Rollingwood, TX
Ross, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Barbara County, CA
Santa Monica, CA
Sausalito, CA
Scottsdale, AZ
Seal Beach, CA
Sedona, AZ
Tiburon, CA

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