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File #: Ord 17-49    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/25/2017
Title: Creating Chapter 379 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to Short Term Rentals.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Short Term Rentals comment rec'd by Council, 2. Twin Cities Airbnb Host Community St Paul Regs Alternate Language-2, 3. City of Saint Paul Short Term Rental Study.pdf, 4. STR Appendix E- Copy of City of Saint Paul STR Houses (1), 5. St. Paul VRAMN Alliance Proposals (2), 6. SharePoint Documents - Part 1.pdf, 7. SharePoint Documents - Part 2.pdf, 8. Emails to PED
Related files: Ord 17-38
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/27/20173 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20173 City Council Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/18/20173 City Council Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/11/20171 City Council Amended and Laid Over for Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/4/20171 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
9/27/20171 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
9/20/20171 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Not available
Creating Chapter 379 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to Short Term Rentals.


That Legislative Code Chapter 379 entitled “Short Term Rentals” is hereby created to read as follows:

Chapter 379. Short Term Rentals

Sec. 379.01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:

Booking Service. Any reservation and/or payment service provided by a person or entity that facilitates a short-term rental transaction between a short-term rental host and a prospective short-term rental guest, and for which the person or entity collects or receives, directly or indirectly through an agent or intermediary, a fee or compensation in connection with the reservation and/or payment services provided for the short-term rental transaction.

City. City of Saint Paul

Compensation. Remuneration or anything of economic value that is provided promised or donated primarily in exchange for services rendered. This includes, but is not limited to, voluntary donations, and fee-sharing.

Director. The Director of the Department of Safety and Inspections or his or her designee.

Dwelling. A building that contains one-, two-, or multiple dwelling units, intended or designated to be used, rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied for living purposes.

Dwelling Unit. A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation.

Guest. Any person or persons renting a short-term rental.

Responsible Party. An individual(s) with the legal authority to make and act on decisions of tenancy, building maintenance, complaints and repairs relating to applicable safety codes. The Responsible Party must be available as a point of contact for the City as well as any Short-term rental guest(s) for the dura...

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