Orlando Amended City Code To Allow Short Term Rentals
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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On Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during city council meeting, Orlando City commissioners voted on and approved short-term rentals (such as Airbnb) in all residential neighborhoods. The vote was 6 to 1 in favor of amending the Land Development Code governing short-term rentals, but homeowners must be on site while having guests and can have only one booking at a time. Multiple bookings would call for an upgrade in zoning, a la bed and breakfast.
Other conditions also need to be met:
- Maximum of two person per room
- Homeowners must be at home when guest(s) is/are renting
- No more than four non-family members can stay in the home at a time
- These are accessory uses, meaning the entire unit cannot be rented out, only rooms, separate apartments, or garages can be rented out.
- Owner-occupied duplexes are eligible to rent out the entire second unit if of equal or lesser size, and located on the same development site
- Those interested would need to apply and pay a registration fee
Prior to this, the City of Orlando had banned all short-term rentals (rental period under 30 days). The new ordinance will be in effect starting on July 1, 2018, in order to give the City time to prepare for new online registration platform, to develop enforcement policies, and to implement public education campaigns to ensure compliance.
“We applaud Mayor Dyer and the City Council for recognizing the important contributions of the Orlando Airbnb home sharing community. These smart, thoughtful regulations will allow Orlando residents across the entire city to share their homes for supplemental income and welcome more visitors to the City Beautiful,” Airbnb said in a statement.
If you have additional questions about short-term rentals, please call the City Planning Division at 407.246.2269 and ask for the Planner on Call, or e-mail them at [email protected].
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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