Watch The Sausage Being Made in Addison: Short Term Rental Regulations

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Airbnb. VRBO. HomeAway.  These are some of the companies that coordinate short term rentals of either single rooms or whole houses. The Town of Addison is looking in to possibly regulating these short term rentals (for stays of 30 days or less). This was the focus during a council work session on January 22, 2019.Airbnb Logo

Here's the video of the Addison, Texas city council discussion on whether to adopt short term rental regulations for Addison residents:

Work Session: Short Term Rentals in Addison, Texas

And there is also a slide presentation.


Currently, Addison does not collect the hotel occupancy tax on these short term rentals and there is no registration of properties required. Nearby cities Coppell and Grapevine both have regulations in place, and Coppell, McKinney, and Plano collect the occupancy tax.

There have been complaints by neighbors near some of the Addison homes being used for short term rentals. Grapevine is involved in a legal case over the policy that they adopted for their city.


The issue is not resolved in Addison. Contact your local council representative if you'd like to weigh in on this issue!


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Susan Haughton
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I am firmly in the NIMBY when it comes to short term rentals. 

Feb 14, 2019 05:53 PM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
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This is an issue that is a tough one. So much potential for problems. Hope the locals take the time to give this one serious thought, and input. 

Feb 16, 2019 07:05 AM #2
Ricki Eichler McCallum
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Hi Lorrie, I think this is becoming an issue in a lot of cities.  I believe we will be seeing regulations enacted shortly.

Feb 16, 2019 11:05 AM #3
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