According to city ordinances, it's illegal to rent your home for short-term rentals in single family neighborhoods in St. George and many other cities across the nation. In May, Palmer received a courtesy notice and a notice of violation.
The notice stated that he violated two codes. One, for having a short term rental and the other, for not having a business license.
"It's an absurd catch-22 because how can I get a business license for an illegal activity. So how can you cite me for something that's illegal for me to do," he said.
According to the violation notice, Palmer faces a misdemeanor charge and liens on his property.
"St. George disallows it but literally every city around St. George does allow it. Hurricane, Washington, Santa Clara, Ivins, Toquerville, they've all fairly recently adopted ordinances saying yes we can allow this," he explained.
Palmer is taking his fight to the city. Palmer said he already had a 2 hour meeting with St George Mayor Jon Pike, who actually lives two doors down from him in Bloomington.