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Clark County to Ramp Up Enforcement of Unpermitted Short-Term Rentals This Memorial Day Weekend

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Clark County to Ramp Up Enforcement of Unpermitted Short-Term Rentals This Memorial Day Weekend

LAS VEGAS, NV – In anticipation of increased tourism during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, Clark County officials have begun to ramp up their enforcement of short-term rentals operating within their borders that are doing so without a license.

Clark County will have their STR enforcement team out combing the streets in response to community complaints; as of May 21, 2024, the team has already issued close to the same number of citations – 289 – for unpermitted short-term rentals than they did for the entirety of 2023, when that number was 348.

In addition, Airbnb have stated that they are also cracking down on rentals in the area this weekend that are potentially being booked to host large and unruly parties. Currently, the online short-term rental platform is running reservation requests through an automated process that examines all information available – the prior history of both the host and the guest, the timing of the reservation, and numerous other factors – in order to approve or deny the customer’s stay in Clark County.

A similar process that Airbnb had in place in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend in 2023 resulted in over 1,000 applicants being turned away from renting properties through their platform.

The intense crackdown on unpermitted short-term rentals in Clark County is occurring while homeowners wishing to rent out their abodes through services such as Airbnb and Vrbo continue to wait for the ongoing application process for a license, which so far has taken nearly two years.

The delays on the part of Clark County are causing intense frustration for many, said Greater Las Vegas Short-Term Rental Association founder Jacqueline Flores, who noted many homeowners are missing out on vital income that they could otherwise be getting.

It’s very frustrating. I mean, the homeowners are outraged,” she said. “Who knows how long that’s going to take the county because we don’t know if they’re going to do these hearings daily or just on certain days of the week. Are they just going to be monthly hearings? So, we don’t know how long that process is going to take.”

Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of HendersonLas Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.

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