DC Votes To Limit Airbnb and Other Short Term Rentals
Airbnb and other home sharing services are popular in DC but now will be restricted by a new DC law.
A bill limiting short term rentals passed by unanimous vote during Tuesday’s DC City Council meeting. The new legislation requires home owners to obtain a license before listing a short term rental and limits the practice to owner occupants of a primary residence. Owners must be living in the home during the rental period, or be limited to 90 days per year of short term rental time. Short term rentals are also subject to a 14.95% DC hotel tax.
An amendment was also passed, allowing hardship applications for exemptions to the 90-day annual cap for military personnel, diplomats and others who must travel for long periods of time on short notice.