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Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

On October 3rd, The Board of Supervisors voted to ban short-term rentals in residential zones countywide.  The Board also voted to exempt an area along and near Miramar Beach by allowing an overlay to engage in short-term rentals.  The attached map shows the overlay. The Board of Supervisors also voted to permit homestays when an owner or long-term tenant is on the premises during the short-term rental occupancy.  Both the homestays and short-term rentals, where allowed, will require annual permits, noise response plans, and will need to meet certain building and safety requirements.  The ordinance will go into effect September 30, 2018.  The complete ordinance is contained in the attached link.