Clark County offers resources to help understand the Short-Term Rentals Ordinance

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The Clark County Board of Commissioners voted yesterday to approve an ordinance reflecting the Nevada Legislature’s requirement that short-term rentals currently operating illegally be regulated as licensed businesses in unincorporated Clark County. in society.

Assembly Bill 363 (AB 363) was passed by the Nevada Legislature in 2021 and required Clark County to establish the passage of an ordinance regulating short-term rentals and rental facilitators. ‘accommodation. AB 363 required and established the basis for several components of a county ordinance, including distance requirements between homes, fees, and penalties. Counties are allowed to make these requirements stricter but cannot relax them. The approved prescription is here.

Clark County researched current ordinances across the country that regulate short-term rentals and focused on areas like Clark County with high tourism volumes such as New Orleans, Long Beach, Maui, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Palm Desert, Breckenridge, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle.

“Clark County has spent the better part of the past six months working to not only understand and engage around the requirement placed upon us by the Nevada Legislature to regulate and permit short-term rentals as ‘business ventures, but also to understand what our community wants and the impact that will have on neighborhoods in unincorporated Clark County,’ said Jim Gibson, chairman of the Clark County Commission. “Through our work, we engaged our residents directly and more than half, 55.2%, told us they viewed short-term rentals in their neighborhoods negatively and an even higher percentage far above by 70%, felt the county should go further in limiting the number of guests that can be in a rental in addition to other things. The order we proposed and accepted strikes the right balance between what we are required to do and what our community has asked of us, while also allowing those who depend on short-term rentals to make a living to be able to do so legally and safely. .”

The link to the full survey results can be found here. As Clark County continues to move forward with the process of establishing short-term rentals as business ventures, more information will be made available to the public. Through it all, Clark County has sought the collaboration of all stakeholders on how best to meet the requirements of the legislation and the needs of the community, including accommodation platforms and Expedia is committed to significantly in this process.

To ensure the community remains as informed as possible of Clark County’s efforts to allow short-term rentals as commercial ventures, a FAQ has been developed. This FAQ will continue to be updated to reflect questions from the community and the licensing process as it evolves.

All questions regarding short-term rentals can be directed to [email protected]

All resources for the public are available on the Clark County website at https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/government/departments/administrative_services/intergovernment_relations/short_term_rentals.php.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11e-the largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 7 of the natione– Busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the largest public hospital in the state, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

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