Short-term rentals fall into two categories, primarily differentiated by whether or not the property owner resides on the premises while the guests are present:
- Accessory Home Share: Property owner permanently resides at the property during the rental period. A maximum of 4 guests can stay 1-29 nights.
- Vacation Dwelling Unit/Accessory Vacation Dwelling Unit: For rental of entire unit without property owner being present. Guest totals and parking requirements are determined by number of bedrooms. Guests can stay 2-29 nights.
What if I have a separate unit on my property and I also live there?
If your unit is ATTACHED to your house (i.e. second half of a duplex or a basement unit), you may apply for the Accessory Home Share permit.
If your unit is DETACHED from your house (i.e. above a garage or in another accessory structure), you should apply for an Accessory Vacation Dwelling Unit.
For general information on all rentals, and to submit applications, contact Life Safety at 218-730-4380.
If you have questions about the Interim Use Permit process for Vacation Dwelling Units, contact Planning and Development at 218-730-5328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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