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Short term rental ordinance proposal gets tweaked

Soon you may see a short-term rental ordinance that could set a precedent for Door County. Over a year of sometimes contentious conversations about STR ordinances in Sevastopol took another slight turn on Wednesday. The town of Sevastopol Plan Commission met and after learning that the town has close to 80 STR’s rather than the original estimate of 66, the proposed registration fee for STR owners was reduced from $500 to around $300. Renewal of registration would be in the $250 range. 


The plan commission plans to send their recommendation to the town board and they’ll include all the relevant documents. Some of the documents that will be given to the town board are the proposed ordinance, application process, a list of frequently asked questions, a resolution on the fees, sample letter for owners to send their neighbors, and the letter the town would send to renters. 


There is no minimum night stay in the proposed ordinance. However, if a guest or group stays at an STR for under six nights, the next group of renters would not be able to stay at the property until that six-day period is up. Plan Commission Chair Linda Wait provided an example, saying if you stay at a cottage from Thursday to Saturday, the next renters won’t be able to stay until the following Wednesday. Wait adds that this ordinance would go into effect on July 1st of 2022, helping rental owners prepare. 



Wait says she’s pretty certain the ordinance will be discussed in Monday’s town board meeting, but she’s unsure if any action will be taken. The proposal can be found here


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