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St. Louis County Approves Rules About Short Term Rentals

Darren Danielson
Updated: February 25, 2020 06:33 PM

Air-bnb and VRBO vacation rentals are taking off and government leaders for St. Louis county say we need to make certain that type of lodging is managed well.

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The St. Louis county board Tuesday approved rules that govern short term lodging rentals.

Dozens of people packed into the Hibbing city council chambers for the meeting and in the end, the board voted unanimously on an ordinance which now requires appropriate permitting and sets requirements about septic, parking, and posting of rules.

The goals, they say, are to ensure there will be minimal disruption to neighbors and environment, and to ensure safe experiences for guests.

Some in attendance however, didn't agree. One audience member told the board they didn't like the extra permitting fees and extra taxes.

Although the ordinance is now officially in effect, board members said this is just a starting point, and that the ordinance will be tweaked as needed.

On another topic, the board also amended the county ordinance about raising the age to buy tobacco to 21, to align with the federal law that changed in December.

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