The city of Atlanta extended again enforcement of short-term rental regulations approved by the city council more than a year ago to allow for more time to consider how to implement them.
The Department of City Planning announced it was pushing back a June 1 deadline to Sept. 6 to meet new requirements for thousands who list properties to rent on platforms like Airbnb and VRBO.
The deadline had already been moved from March to May 2 , but a decision was made to move it to June 1 after only 3% of the property owners offering short-term rentals had applied for a permit. The city planning department now says, “It has been determined that the implementation of this ordinance may require further consideration.”
The city’s ordinance for short-term rentals states a short-term rental license may be obtained by a short-term rental owner or the long-term tenant of a short-term rental for their primary residence and one additional dwelling unit without any additional requirements, fees, permits, licenses, zoning or related restrictions.
Short-term rental is defined as a stay of not more than 30 days.
All property owners who use their homes for short-term rentals are required to apply for a license through the Department of City Planning’s Office of Buildings.
For more information on the short-term rental ordinance, visit www.atlantaga.gov/shorttermrental.