Wake-Up Call: Short-Term Rental Regs Coming To Tippecanoe County

May 9, 2017

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Today, on WBAA’s Wake-Up Call, Tippecanoe County Area Plan Executive Director Sallie Fahey talks about developing new local zoning rules to regulate short-term guest rentals in private homes or property. 

Earlier this year, local planners postponed adoption of rules governing so-called transient rentals because state lawmakers were debating legislation that would have limited local governments’ ability to restrict so-called transient housing.

Now, Fahey says the plan commission plans to move ahead, even though key lawmakers say they’ll bring legislation back next year, after this year’s General Assembly adjourned without reaching an agreement on the issue.

We asked Fahey for an update on what the local rules might look like and why the county is moving ahead without resolution at the state level.