Arlington Passes Ordinance Restricting Short-Term Rentals

Susan Darwin
April 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
Short Term Rental

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ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - After months of debate, Arlington officials have finally passed an ordinance restricting short-term rentals. 

Starting August 1, you'll need a permit to use your home as a short term rental, but not everyone can get a permit.

Short term rentals, like Airbnb or VRBO, will only be allowed in residential areas near the city's entertainment district. They will also be allowed in any non-residential or mixed-use zone citywide. 

Mayor Jeff Wiliams  says this has been a tough issue to work out.

"We had to put neighborhoods first, over businesses " and he adds "this proposal is a compromise" said Wiliams. 

The Arlington City Council passed the new ordinance on a 6 to 3 vote.