Close to 10 months of studying the impact of short term rentals on neighborhoods in Bozeman concluded Monday night. Chuck Winn, assistant city manager, presented a report listing proposed regulations for them. Those include services like HomeAway and Airbnb. Under his recommendation, there would be three classifications for short term rentals. Winn's report shows that classification would determine a number of regulations including where they are allowed to operate and the fee for registering them.
Commissioners gave their feedback to the report. Some of that included the desire to include a sunset period and requiring a fee for all classifications.
City staff will take feedback from the commissioners and combine it with their own recommendations to create an ordinance. That will be taken to the city zoning board. Winn will then present the final ordinance language to commissioners with a goal of approving it by July 8.
There is currently a temporary ban on any new short term rentals. That interim ordinance comes to an end August 8.