State Regulations

City Regulations

Santa Monica

Investing in vacation rental properties in Santa Monica isn’t easy since the city adopted a strict home-sharing ordinance back in 2015. This prohibits anyone from operating vacation rentals.  This law was enacted to clarify the city’s long-standing prohibition on vacation rentals and to allow residents

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New York City

The Big Apple, otherwise known as New York City (NYC), has its own set of regulations for short-term rentals due to the high demand for accommodations in this bustling metropolis (and across its’ five boroughs). In September of 2023, NYC restrictions have tightened: New York

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Buffalo

Buffalo, located on the eastern shores of Lake Erie, offers visitors a mix of historical landmarks, vibrant neighborhoods, and a burgeoning food scene. Short term rental regulations in Buffalo vary between homeowners, non-homeowners, and within N-4-30 or N-4-50 zones which require a zoning variance and

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Niagra Falls

Located on the border of the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls is a natural wonder, captivating visitors with its majestic beauty and powerful cascades. Hosts must obtain a permit from the City of Niagara Falls and adhere to the following: Only a homeowner (owner

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Rochester

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario’s Genesse River, is known for its rich history and stunning natural beauty. Property owners must register with the City of Rochester and obtain a short-term rental permit. Here are several key regulations: A permit is required to operate a short-term rental in Rochester. The permit must

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Woodstock

The city of Woodstock, Vermont, currently regulates and limits the use of short-term rentals. The city defines short-term rentals as properties that are rented out for fewer than 30 consecutive days, and hosts are required to obtain a permit before renting out their property.  STR

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Chester

In December 2022, the town of Chester adopted a short-term rental ordinance that requires vacation rental operators to register with the town, pay a registration fee, and abide by health and safety regulations. When a vacation rental operator registers their property, they must provide a

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Raleigh

Occupancy no more than 30 days Occupancy limited to 2 per bedroom plus 2 extra adults Zoning permit required Number of cars cannot exceed bedrooms Quiet hours enforced from 10pm to 7am

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Charlotte

Occupancy limited to 2 people per bedroom plus 2 additional guests Business license required Parking limited to number of bedrooms Noise ordinance strictly enforced Registration recommended and fire inspection required

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