AN ACT RELATING TO MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF VACATION RENTALS AND OTHER TRANSIENT OCCUPANCIES. Enacted July 31, 2014. Effective July 31, 2014.
Summary date: Jul 31 2014 - View summary
Summary date: Jul 23 2014 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Deletes General Assembly findings and intent provisions in proposed GS 160A-394, concerning zoning regulations for residential vacation rentals. Makes organizational and clarifying changes. Sets out nine (was, 12) limits or conditions that can be included in adopted zoning regulations (limits and conditions in previous edition were required to be included), including prohibition of vacation rentals or other transient occupancy in certain residential zoning districts (previously included as "prohibition in certain residential zoning districts") and completion and filing of financial reports and payment of any occupancy taxes (previously included as "financial reports and payment of any occupancy taxes"). Deletes the following previously included limits or conditions from the list: location of trash containers, fire marshal inspection, and minimum and maximum occupancy.
Uncodifies but retains the provision stating that nothing in the act affects or repeals any ordinance that was adopted under a city's general police powers or zoning authority before the enactment of the act.
Deletes proposed changes to GS 160A-424.
Provides that the act is effective when it becomes law and expires on December 31, 2021.
Summary date: May 27 2014 - View summary
Enacts new GS 160A-394 to allow Cornelius, by ordinances, to establish and enforce zoning regulations for residential dwellings occupied on a vacation rental or other transient occupancy basis. Sets out 12 issues that the zoning regulations must include, including required permitting, limits on number of cars and occupants, financial reports and payment of occupancy tax, and time limits. Defines vacation rental or other transient occupancy to mean occupancy intended to be temporary and offered or available by short term lease for a time period or lease term of less than 90 days in a residential dwelling unit. Allows short-term occupancy by another for up to three weeks per year without it being considered a vacation rental or other transient occupancy. Amends GS 160A-424 to make conforming changes. Applies to Cornelius only.