The Northampton County Board of Supervisors voted to regulate short-term rentals (rentals less than 30 days and usually found by online listings).
Chairman Murray noted that our county, like most in the country, is struggling to come to terms with this process. While these type of rentals bring in revenue to
Murray read a letter from a Silver Beach resident that highlighted some of the problems, such as vacationers partying on her private deck, using her private property to fish and swim, and parking kayaks on private beaches.
According to Charlene Gray, Northampton County’s commissioner of the revenue, 275 providers in the county offer “AirB&B” types of short-term rentals, yet there is not an ordinance to regulate them.
In the 4-1 vote, only
The new ordinance ensures rental owners will pay a business license tax, be within noise limits and follow parking and occupancy rules.