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Laws Change for MoCo Short Term Rentals

A new Montogomery County law will take effect on July 1, 2018, regulating short-term residential rentals currently available through online platforms, such as Airbnb, Craigslist, FlipKey, and HomeAway. The new law requires property owners to register and license their rentals.  

More information about the new law and the licensing requirements is available on a new county website.

A short-term residential rental is defined as a unit/room in a single-family home, apartment or condominium, that is available for a fee for less than 30 consecutive days booked through an online reservation site such as Airbnb, Craigslist, FlipKey, and HomeAway.  Property owners who rent their property, or part of their property, for short-term lodging, must pay the county's room rental and transient tax.

More information about the room rental-transient tax is available here. Click on the links under "Room Rental - Transient" for more information.

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