Arlington to Host Public Meeting Nov. 19 on Short-Term Rental Standards
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 14, 2018, November 14, 2018


The City of Arlington will host an open house meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 to gather public input for drafting short-term rental standards/regulations.

This come-and-go meeting is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 Center St. Please click here to RSVP if you plan to attend.

Whether or not you are able to attend the meeting, please click here to complete a quick questionnaire. Your feedback on short-term rentals is important and is part of the City's efforts to gain input from Arlington residents and short-term rental owners/operators.

The Arlington City Council is exploring options for working with homeowners who wish to rent their property, or a portion of it, for short-term use. A short-term rental refers to any residential structure used for lodging accommodations to occupants for a period of less than 30 consecutive days. It does not include a "bed and breakfast" establishment as defined in the City Code.

On Oct. 16, 2018, the Council approved an ordinance on first reading only, which affirms the current state of the law in the City of Arlington: Short-term rental use of residential property is not allowed in the city. A second and final reading of the ordinance is required, and Council is expected to consider the ordinance again and complete the SUP/permitting process in January/February of 2019. This timeline gives citizens the opportunity to provide input, for Council to review legislative options, and for Council to pass an ordinance authorizing short-term rentals under certain conditions.

Please click here to read more about the proposed framework that would allow short-term rentals in Arlington.

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