Proposed regs

Clarkston Planning Commission voted unanimously, Feb. 3, to forward a list of proposed regulations of short-term home rentals in the city to City Council.
The proposed regulations of short-term rentals, such as AirBNB, include annual registration to obtain annual permits; all advertisements must contain the permit registration number; $150 annual fee; host must reside in the city and can only establish one permitted property in the city; guests limited to two times the number of bedrooms, such as six guests in a house with three bedrooms; building department safety inspection; limited to 90 rental nights per year, minimum stay two nights; not located within 2,000 feet of another approved short-term rental property; and those who do not adhere to the regulations subject to loss of city permit.
The Planning Commission discussed the issue on Dec. 2, and requested input from City Council as to whether city ordinances should regulate or ban short term rentals. City Council referred it back to the planners, asking for a recommended list of regulations to control short-term rentals.
The list will be submitted to City Council for inclusion in their Feb. 10 meeting agenda at city hall.