The Town of Liberty Grove will make its decision on how it handles short-term rental properties when its board meets on Wednesday. The ordinance is one of many that has circulated through different county municipalities as the number of property owners listing their homes on tourist rooming house platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo increases. The ordinance would require anyone renting their homes for more than 10 days a year to acquire a license from the Door County Tourism Zone and meet all related state statutes. Town chairperson John Lowry says the biggest difference between their ordinance and one currently under discussion in Sevastopol is their approach to a home’s septic holding tank.
If approved, Lowry would likely hire Granicus to help oversee the town’s short-term housing properties to make sure they are complying. The Town of Liberty Grove will also be looking to update its masking policies when it meets on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at its town hall. The Town of Sevastopol will discuss its STR ordinance at a meeting to be held on June 21st.