City of South Fulton City Council has passed a short-term rental ordinance. AJC file photo

City of South Fulton passes short-term rental ordinance

The City of South Fulton City Council passed a Short-Term Rental Ordinance which regulates the acquisition of Short-Term Rentals, according to a press release.

The legislation was introduced by District 2 Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs in order to help provide balance in neighborhoods where homeowners are interested in renting their property on a short-term basis.

This is new legislation for the city of South Fulton, and the city council said it is working to balance the impact created by occupancy of short-term rentals while also supporting residents in their entrepreneurial efforts.

“I think the city’s aggressive approach to regulate short term rentals is a step in the right direction. I have heard from many residents regarding the quality of life issues that negatively impact our community from illegally operated short term rentals. It is my hope that with the new regulation, those issues will be mitigated, and residents can feel safe and enjoy their community free from incidents,” stated Councilwoman Gumbs.

Residents interested in renting their property for the required 30 days or less must do so as defined by City Code Section 12- Chapter 2. Residents must also obtain an occupation tax certificate.

Applicants for a short-term rental license must submit an application under oath on a form specified by the City Manager and pay a $200 application fee.

Information: www.cityofsouthfultonga.gov under the Economic Development section.

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