Sec. 13-372. Short-term rental license required; prohibited conduct; duties.

 

(a)  It shall be unlawful for any person to make available a short-term rental unit for rent or lease within the corporate limits and extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction of the city unless such person holds a valid license therefor.

 

(b)  It shall be unlawful for any person, regardless of license status, to rent a short-term rental unit to more than the number of persons calculated as the total number of sleeping areas on the licensed premises multiplied by two, up to a maximum of 12 persons.

 

(c)  It shall be unlawful for a person, regardless of the license status, to allow occupants of a short-term rental unit to sleep in areas that are not sleeping areas as defined in this article.

 

(d)  It shall be unlawful for a person, regardless of the license status, to rent a short-term rental unit to anyone without informing the short-term renter what areas are not permitted for sleeping.

 

(e)  The use of a short-term rental for the following is prohibited:

 

(1)        Housing sex offenders;

 

(2)        Operating a structured sober living home or similar enterprise;

 

(3)        Selling illegal drugs;

 

(4)        Selling alcohol or another activity that requires a permit or license under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act, or

 

(5)        Operating a sexually oriented business.

 

(f)  Any person making available a short-term rental unit shall provide contact information to all renters for someone who can respond on behalf of the licensee and reach the short-term rental unit within 45 minutes in case of an emergency or other issue.

Source:  Ord. No. 5738, 1, 6-7-21;