Shawnee Council Strikes Back Against Internets Short-Term Rentals

A glimpse at tech push back as neighbors and longtime leaders decry this transient housing trend . . .

In February, the Shawnee City Council will consider writing new city code to create guidelines for regulating residential properties used as short-term rentals.

The proposed code would define a short term rental as a residential property used for lodging accommodations for less than 30 consecutive days. The new rules would apply for property owners listing their homes on websites such as Airbnb and Vrbo but makes an exception for bed and breakfast operations, which require a separate special use permit from the city.

Under the proposed policy, property owners would be required to pay an annual fee to get a business license from the city to operate a short-term rental.

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Shawnee weighs new restrictions for short-term rentals like Airbnb - Kansas City Business Journal

Shawnee may impose more restrictions on short-term rentals, like Airbnbs. The City Council will host a public hearing in late February.