Collegedale Moves To Regulate Short Term Rentals

Friday, April 19, 2019

The city of Collegedale has adopted an ordinance establishing registration and permitting requirements for all short term rentals, an industry that officials said "has a growing presence in the city."

Collegedale officials said, "A short term rental is describe as a dwelling that is rented wholly or partially for a fee for a period of less than thirty (30) continuous days.

Short term rentals can provide both economic opportunities and alternative temporary accommodation options for visitors.  Collegedale is the latest city in Hamilton County to adopt standards for short term rentals based on legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2018."

The new ordinance, now effective, requires property owners to register and apply for a short-term rental unit operation permit.  Initial cost of the permit is $300 and the property must pass an inspection by the city. The inspection helps to assure the unit meets or exceeds codes designed to provide safe lodging to guests.  Each year property owners will be required to renew their permit at an annual fee of $100.

The city of Collegedale will soon be sending notification letters to short term rental property owners that will inform them of the ordinance and encourage them to register for their permit.  Property owners will have until June 3 to register.

For more information on how to register for a short-term rental unit operation permit, contact Britney Hutto at 423-468-1967 or email bhutto@collegedaletn.gov.


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