LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Clark County is set to change some rules for short-term rentals under a recent judge’s order, while a group of businesses continue to appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court to stop the county’s lawsuit.
The county is set to introduce its changes on Tuesday. “The district court allowed most of the ordinance to remain in place, including the ability to issue licenses, but struck down several provisions as unconstitutionally vague and overbroad.” it is said in the district newspaper.
Some of the original mandates of the ordinance allowed for a minimum of 2 nights, 2 people per bedroom and up to ten people per property, including banning parties. and fines of $1,000 per day for illegal operations.
According to county documents, what officials are proposing to change is the window for inspections: Homeowners will receive 48 hours’ notice, rather than “with or without notice to the local licensee or representative.”
Another proposed amendment would remove from the ordinance the following clause: “a statement signed under penalty of perjury by property owners stating that the information provided in the application is true, accurate and complete to the best of their knowledge and understanding.” “.
A Clark County spokesperson released this statement:
“Clark County is continuing our process for issuing short-term rental licenses, and the random number drawing will be held on March 29. Clark County has notified applicants that we will not apply the “under false pretenses” language in the prior-filing, which reflects the court order. “Regarding the other provisions of the Ordinance, Clark County is working through potential solutions, including additional legal actions. We cannot comment further on pending litigation.”
In Greater Las Vegas Short Term Rental Association According to FOX5, the proposed changes aren’t enough for homeowners.
“[County officials] have recently created regulations that make it harder for criminals to rent their properties than for law-abiding citizens. These kinds of rules … we feel violate a lot of people’s constitutional protections,” said Jackie Flores of GLVSTRA, which has more than 900 property owners as members. The group calls a number of regulations excessive by the government and generally believes that Clark County should not limit the number of licenses people can have for rental activities on their properties. The group also expressed concern about other enforcement policies, inspections and police interventions currently in place.
No properties have been licensed yet.
Clark County is scheduled to hold a lottery on March 29 for potential licensees to move forward with the process.
On April 4, Clark County will hold a public hearing on proposed ordinance changes.
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