After months of deliberation, the Louisville Metro Council has voted in favor of clear and fair home sharing laws in Louisville that go into effect today.
The new regulations, passed this week, will focus primarily on host registration and space requirements, and we are confident that these new rules will help ensure Airbnb guests have a great stay in the Derby City.
City guidelines categorize short-term rentals into three groups: hosted, unhosted, and rentals in non-primary residences. For the first two rental types, hosts will now pay an annual $25 registration fee to cover the city’s transient occupancy taxes.
All new rules are zoning specific, so please visit the city’s home sharing web page to find information specific to you and to register today.
We’re excited to see Louisville join the ranks of leading global cities that have worked to protect the right of everyday people to share their home to earn income and help make ends meet, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Lisbon, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Jose, and many more.
As home sharing grows and flourishes in Louisville, we look forward to continuing our partnership with city leaders, neighborhood businesses and community organizations to generate economic activity and support regular people who share their homes.