Concerned about illegal “short term rentals” in your neighborhood? FOX5 answers your questions

Las Vegas, Nev. (FOX5) – Clark County says police officers are working on a permit that will increase code enforcement with metro police. As the practice faces heated controversy, FOX5 answers questions for those who want to report on problem properties.

FOX5 told you how Metro Police were conducting an “investigation” of a suspected short-term rental property. “Encouraging neighbors to report to landlords who they suspect are short-term tenants simply because they see people with suitcases not only encourages a NIMBY atmosphere in Las Vegas, but encourages people to discriminate against their fellow citizens just by the way they look or act,” said Jackie Flores of the Las Vegas Short Term Rental Association, after further details on the heightened enforcement.

Residents are calling for police intervention when dealing with troubled properties. A local resident saw the incident and supported the police intervention, asking FOX5: how can they get the police?

“LVMPD has actively contacted several short-term rental locations that we have had problems with in the past. Officers are reminding residents about noises that short-term renters may not be aware of and to be aware of their neighbors. Our goal is to be aware. and education while keeping our community safe,” a spokesperson said of the latest enforcement efforts.

Last May, a homeowner named “Shelley” in the Spring Valley neighborhood filed a complaint with Clark County about her neighbor. He didn’t hear back.

“I have two teenage daughters. So it’s always a concern to me to have all these different men coming in and out of the house,” Shelley said, welcoming the police visit.

“I don’t think it’s excessive because these are businesses that operate in a residential area. I have a right to feel safe in my own home,” he said, worried about those staying in the neighborhood.

The neighbor in question tells FOX5 by phone that they rent rooms on AirBnB “month-to-month” and have long since stopped short-term rentals. The neighborhood has 22 listings attached to their name; Most, including their main house, require a 31-day stay. The neighbor said it was “the program’s fault” when FOX5 learned it could block at least one of the neighborhood’s property listings for several days.


FOX5 had those questions answered by Clark County officials and Metro Police.

Q: What should I do if I suspect and am concerned about illegal short-term rentals in my neighborhood?

A: Clark County: Complaints must be submitted through the Clark County FixIt app or online portal. https://ClarkCountyNV.gov/FixIt.

Q: How is Clark County increasing short-term rental enforcement and working with Metro Police on home visits?

A: Clark County: “Clark County Code Enforcement has a team dedicated to illegal short-term rental enforcement. Clark County has increased the number of code enforcement officers assigned to illegal short-term rental enforcement. We work with LVMPD on chronic problems related to We will continue to provide short-term rentals as needed.

Q: What action will the County take if there is an “out-of-town” property owner who continues to rent out short-term rentals despite various notices?

A: Clark County: “Clarke County Code Enforcement has a number of enforcement tools available to them to help with short-term rental property problems, including issuing violation notices, fines, liens, criminal citations and other legal actions as needed. The goal is to achieve voluntary compliance through education as much as possible.”

Q: Are more residents turning to Airbnbs, possibly due to increased evictions?

A: Clark County: “It’s uncertain.”

Q: When short-term rentals are licensed, how many licenses are allowed per owner? (If the home owner has 2 or more properties they want to use?)

A: Clark County: “Short-term rental permits are limited to one permit per person.”

Q: If a homeowner “rents out” rooms on sites like Airbnb for at least 31 days at a time, do they qualify under current provincial law as a tenant arrangement?

A: Clark County: “True, a rental of 31 days or more is not considered a short-term rental.”

Q: If a neighbor is concerned about an illegal short-term rental, at what point should they call the police?

A: LVMPD:If residents have concerns about disturbances, large gatherings or noise complaints in their neighbourhood, we encourage them to contact the police. If the issues are persistent and within the LVMPD’s jurisdiction, we ask that people contact their local command and Community Oriented Policing (COP) Unit. Pages – Find Your Station (lvmpd.com).”

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