“At this time the Henry County code ordinances does not address and regulate short-term rentals,” county planner Kenta Lanham told the Henry Board of Commissioners at its meeting Wednesday. “Right now it is sort of a free-for-all. We are hoping to address that with this ordinance.”
A growing number of municipalities in the metro area have created ordinances to oversee short-term rentals, including Atlanta, East Point, Smyrna, Stockbridge and Hall County. Their numbers have grown as residents in communities with large numbers of short-term properties have complained about noise, parties and parking issues.