2020 National Planning Conference

Legal Issues with Short-Term Rentals

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PDT

CM | 1.50
L | 1.50

Location: 3018

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  • Understand the scope of local authority to regulate short-term rentals, within the limits of any state preemption.
  • Get tools to develop effective and enforceable short-term rental regulations.
  • Review appropriate enforcement strategies for effective prosecution of short-term rental violations.


Founded in San Francisco, Airbnb now operates in more than 81,000 cities around the world. Residents are demanding local government to manage the negative impacts sometimes presented by Airbnb and other increasingly popular short-term rental services. This presentation reviews the legal authority to regulate short-term rentals, challenges presented by state preemption, and judicial decisions affecting short-term rentals. Evaluate evolving regulatory approaches employed by communities across the country and around the world, and get tools to develop effective and appropriate short-term rental regulations, scaled to local enforcement abilities.

This session qualifies for 1.5 Law CM.

Session Speakers

Christopher S. Smith, AICP
Chaddick Institute/DePaul University
Oak Park, IL

Daniel J. Bolin
Organizer and Speaker
Ancel Glink
Chicago, IL

Teresa Ou
Host Compliance LLC
Camas, WA




Activity ID: NPC198101