Short-term Vacation Rentals Continue to be a Hot Topic in Asheville
On January 9th, 2018, Asheville City Council voted to define and create several terms in the zoning ordinance related to short-term vacation rentals and lodging. They also voted to change the central business district zoning use of whole home or condo as a short-term vacation rental from use by right to use by permit only- meaning you would have to get a permit to use the whole house or condo as a short-term vacation rental.
The council went on to say that this would not impact properties that have already been legally operating as a short-term vacation rental in this zoning district, but that property owners would need to now complete a permit to continue the use of the property. New applicants for short-term vacation rentals in the Central Business District would have to go before Council to get a permit to operate as a short-term vacation rental under the new lodging guidelines.
As of this meeting, the only zoning in the City of Asheville that allows for short-term vacation rentals by right of use is the Resort zoning district.
For more information on restrictions for short-term vacation rentals in the City of Asheville, visit the link to the City’s page on Short-term Vacation Rentals:
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Bonnie Gilbert, Broker/REALTOR