On Oct. 20, 2016 the City Council granted preliminary approval on short-term rental regulations
The City Council has decided on three short-term rental categories: Commercial rentals, which allow property owners to operate with few restrictions in nonresidential districts. So-called “temporary” rentals allows property owners to rent out their entire dwelling for up to 90 days. “Accessory” rentals are occupied by the property owner who rents out spare space.
It should be noted that none of these categories are allowed in the French Quarter unless they are along on Bourbon Street. The City Council is expected to take a final vote on this regulations in December, 2016.
A few weeks ago, the city Planning Commission presented their proposal to council members and the public. According to the presentation, “Airbnb and other major platforms have a agreed to sign collective agreements with the City to collect taxes and fees.”
The presentation also outlined several penalties for short-term license violations. Such penalties include daily fines, property liens, revocation of permit and discontinuation of electric service.