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Assembly To Hold Public Hearing on Registration Program for Short-term Rentals

May 24, 2023 – News

The Assembly will hold a public hearing at the June 12 Regular Assembly Meeting on a proposed registration program for short-term rental operators.

At its March 1 Finance Committee meeting, the Assembly received an update on the use of short-term rentals in Juneau. Short-term rentals are more commonly thought of as apartments and houses that can be rented for brief periods of time over platforms like Airbnb and VRBO. The update identified several ongoing challenges in communicating with rental operators, ensuring fair and equitable sales tax compliance, and measuring the role of short-term rentals in the city economy.

As a result, CBJ staff are recommending a no-cost registration requirement for short-term rental operators in order to provide better information to the Assembly and community on the use of short-term rentals in Juneau.

For more information, see the proposed ordinance. All Assembly meeting agendas, packets, and minutes are available online and individuals can subscribe to CBJ’s “meetings for the upcoming week” email newsletter through Municode.

To comment on this or any topic before the Assembly, email [email protected], fill out Connect with City Hall, or testify at an upcoming Assembly meeting.