Short-Term Rental Regulations in Kansas City, MO 2018-05-24T10:40:52+00:00

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Kansas City, MO

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Kansas City, MO

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Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 481,420 in 2016, making it the 37th largest city by population in the United States. It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas–Missouri border. Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon after.

 Summary Short Term Rental Application Process

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Kansas City, MO – The City Council approved Ordinance 170771 in early 2018 to clarify the guidelines for Short Term Rental (STR). The City spent over three years studying the best ways to balance the rights of property owners to rent out their homes, and the rights of neighbors to preserve and protect the character of their neighborhoods. After several public meetings and city council sessions the City has implemented the following guidelines for Short Term Rental.

The City will start accepting applications to register Short Term Rentals on May 8, 2018. The initial application process closes in August 8, 2018.

Short Term Rental Definition:
A short term rental is the rental of a property, a dwelling unit or portion thereof for a period of less than 30 consecutive days.

Do I Operate A Short Term Rental?

  • You are not a STR if you meet the definition of household living as defined by 88-805-02.
  • You are not a STR if you meet the definition of bed and breakfast as provided by 88-805-04-0 and if your property is zoned any B, D, or R district (excluding R-6, R-7.5 and R-10)
  • You are not a STR if you meet the definition of hotel as defined in 88-405-04-0 and if your property is zoned any D district or B3, B4 or M1.
  • You are not a STR if you provide lodging and board as defined by 88-305-12 accessory to a permitted principle residential use.

Otherwise, you might operate a STR and you will, at a minimum, need to register the rental. You may also need to obtain approval either administratively or by special use permit. To find out which application and/or supplemental form you need, click the FOR RENT sign.

Link to the Full Ordinance 170771
Link for More Information on Application Process
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Article Sources:

SHORT TERM RENTALS REGULATION & LICENSING

KANSAS CITY SUMMARY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City,_Missouri

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Kansas City, MO

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