City of Charleston to Host Its Third Short Term Rental Application Workshop

In concert with the ongoing short term rental enforcement efforts, the city of Charleston will host its third open house Short Term Rental Application Workshop where citizens can meet with city staff to review the process of applying for Short Term Rental permits under the new ordinance. The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 4th from 5 to 7 p.m. in the first floor Public Meeting Room at the Gaillard Center (2 George Street).

City staff from the Planning and Zoning, Livability and Tourism, Business, Finance and Revenue Collections departments and the Fire Marshal Division will be available to answer citizens’ questions on the application process and the city’s enforcement of short term rentals throughout the duration of the workshop.

City of Charleston director of Livability and Tourism Dan Riccio said, “Through the enforcement process, we are directing homeowners who are advertising online illegally to remove their listings. However, if citizens are eligible to apply for a permit under the new ordinance, we are advising them to do so. We hope that this additional application workshop will provide a one-stop-shop for those citizens where all of their questions can be answered.”

The city hosted two application workshops in June, prior to the ordinance taking effect on July 10, 2018.

For more information on the new regulations and how to apply, visit http://charleston-sc.gov/shorttermrentals.

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