01/17/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/17/2023 13:58
Published on January 17, 2023
On Jan. 31, City Council is scheduled to consider a registration ordinance for legal short-term rentals in Fort Worth.
A short-term rental, sometimes referred to as a "vacation rental," is a residential property available for rent for guest lodging for a period ranging from one to 29 days.
Based on the City's data mining service, there were nearly 120 short-term rentals that operated in allowed zoning districts during December 2022. In addition, short-term rentals exist in residential districts in Fort Worth, where they are not allowed.
The proposed ordinance would require:
What happens next:The City's Code Compliance and Financial Management Services departments are working together to procure a third-party service to register and administer legal short-term rentals. The scope of services will include ongoing identification, registration, compliance monitoring, hotel occupancy tax collection and customer service.
If the registration ordinance is adopted, City staff will mail property owners and provide a timeline for registration with a deadline of May 1, 2023.
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