Seminole County suspends rules for Airbnb and other vacation rentals – Orlando Sentinel

Seminole commissioners on Tuesday decided to suspend the enactment of regulations on short-term vacation rentals such as Airbnb after raising questions about the registration process and how the rules would be enforced.

“It certainly requires work,” commission chairman John Horan said of the proposed order.

With the growing popularity of home-sharing sites, Seminole proposed an ordinance that would require a landlord wishing to rent a home in unincorporated areas for less than a month to apply for a “certificate of compliance” from the county at some point. given. $150 fee.

A new Orlando order that takes effect Sunday, by contrast, requires an initial registration of $275 and renewals ranging from $100 to $125 each year thereafter.

Commissioner Bob Dallari questioned why Seminole landlords would only have to register their homes for rental once.

“It would be nice for them to come back every two years,” he said.

Loud noise on short-term rental homes would be prohibited from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., according to the proposed order. Complaints would be handled by county code enforcement officers.

But Commissioner Brenda Carey said most encounters take place on weekends and code enforcement officers work weekdays.

“The weekend is over and the visitors are gone, but the neighbors have had to put up with all the cars and the noise over the weekend,” Carey said. “It’s going to be very difficult for us to monitor this, and possibly enforce it, if we react after the fact.”

Commissioners asked staff to rework the order and did not set a date when they would discuss the settlements again.

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