Vacation home renters could see new rules in Collier County

Airbnbers and other vacation home owners could see new regulations in Collier County. No real proposals have been floated, but that could soon change.

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Collier County's Tourist Development Council voted nearly unanimously Monday to recommend county staff take a comprehensive look at vacation homes and condos offered for rent in the unincorporated area — and consider the need for stricter rules to govern them.  

The vote followed a council discussion about the pros and cons of the rentals at the council's monthly meeting. The recommended study could include a look at how short-term rentals are affecting the local hotel industry, how many rental owners are paying tourist taxes and how the rentals are affecting neighborhoods, as well as the overall financial impact of the rentals on the county.how many rental owners are paying tourist taxes and how the rentals are affecting neighborhoods, as well as the overall financial impact of the rentals on the county.

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