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File #: O-267-21    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 5/14/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action:
Title: Enacting a new Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 702, "Short-Term Rentals"; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review, June 1, 2021, 2. Audio: Agenda Review June 15, 2021, 3. Audio: City Council June 8, 2021
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Council Member Gadus amendment

Title
Enacting a new Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 702, "Short-Term Rentals"; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The City of Toledo has seen significant growth in the number of short-term rentals of residential units, which are rentals for periods of less than 30 consecutive days. There are currently over 150 short-term rental listings in the City of Toledo on various short-term rental hosting platforms. Issues related to short-term rental include public safety and accountability in order to avoid nuisance conditions at the property. This ordinance establishes a permit system whereby a permit is required for each short-term rental unit. The permit establishes the maximum occupancy of the unit and the maximum number of vehicles permitted. It also imposes minimum safety standards including fire safety and carbon monoxide monitoring as well as requiring contact information for a local representative who is available 24 hours a day to address any complaints or concerns that may arise regarding the unit. This ordinance was narrowly developed so as to not discourage the development of the short-term rental market in Toledo, but to assure the safety of occupants and minimize the impacts on the surrounding neighborhood.

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That a new Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 702, Short-Term Rentals is hereby enacted as follows:

702.01. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(a) "Hosting Platform" means a person or entity that facilitates the booking of a Short-Term Rental unit. "Facilitate" includes, but is not limited to, the act of allowing an Operator to list or advertise, typically for a charge or fee, the Short-Term Rental Unit on an Internet website, in a print publication, or through another forum provided or maintained by the Hosting Platform.
(b) "Operator" means the Person offering a Short-Term Rental Unit, wh...

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