Fayette County to monitor short-term home rentals

Fayette County is contracting with LODGINGRevs to monitor short-term rental properties for compliance. Courtesy LODGINGRevs
Fayette County is contracting with LODGINGRevs to monitor short-term rental properties for compliance. Courtesy LODGINGRevs

Fayette County is hiring an outside company to monitor short-term home rentals in its unincorporated areas.

The Board of Commissioners agreed at its Aug. 8 meeting to an annually renewing contract that will pay Colorado-based LODGINGRevs $8,400 for the first year and $6,000 for subsequent years to confirm ownership of and monitor rentals and tourist accommodations. The company will do an initial census of rental properties and then provide ongoing monitoring of those sites to see if they are complying with local regulations. It will also review the county’s ordinance related to short-term rentals and make recommendations regarding best practices and possible revisions. The initial funding will come from $4,400 of general fund reserves and $4,000 transferred from the Planning and Zoning budget.

The county has been receiving more frequent complaints about property owners leasing their homes for parties and other events.

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