Long term solutions for short term rentals

As short term rental discussions continue in Saratoga, a look at how two Mountain West towns are addressing the issue

Some cities and towns in tourist destinations like Wyoming and Montana have been capping, or are looking at capping, the number of allowable short-term rentals as a way to increase the number of long-term rentals for workforce housing.

Some of these cities say requiring a permit through the ordinance gives the fire department authority to make safety inspections. This ensures properties are safe to occupy with working smoke alarms and other safety protections for the guests.

The ordinance permit process gives towns a way to track the number of short-term rentals, they say.

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