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File #: 21-0539    Version: 1 Name: 4/5/21 ORD to Amend Ch. 97 Short Term Rentals
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/5/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2021 Final action: 5/3/2021
Enactment date: 5/3/2021 Enactment #: ORD-21-13
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 7:651 and 7:654 of Chapter 97 (Short-Term Rentals) of Title VII of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (ORD-21-13)
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor
Attachments: 1. ORD-21-13 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. ORD-21-13 Briefed and Approved.docx, 3. ORD-21-13 Briefed.pdf, 4. ORD-21-13 Briefed.docx, 5. Chapter 97 Amendment.pdf, 6. ORD-21-13 Approval Notice.pdf, 7. WLN clipping Short Term Rentals - Public Hearing Notice.pdf
Related files: 20-1042, 21-0537, 20-1862, 21-0380


An Ordinance to Amend Sections 7:651 and 7:654 of Chapter 97 (Short-Term Rentals) of Title VII of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (ORD-21-13)


In September of 2020, the City enacted Chapter 97 of the City Code which established requirements for the operation, location, and licensing of short-term rentals in the City of Ann Arbor.  Included in the adopted Ordinance are provisions that prohibit the operation of short-term rentals by in residential zoning districts when the location is not the principal residence of the property owner.


In December of 2020, the City Council instructed the City Administrator and Planning Commission, if applicable, to develop and proposed amendments to Chapter 97 - Short Term Rentals and/or Chapter 55 - Unified Development Code, to create a regulatory structure that would enable the continued operation of pre-existing short-term rentals that do not meet the current requirements of Chapter 97.


These presented amendments are proposed in concert with proposed amendments to Chapter 55 - Unified Development Code presented concurrently.  The combination of both Ordinances would achieve a prospective enactment of location restrictions for non-Principal Residence Short Term Rentals.


Prepared by:                     Brett Lenart, Planning Manager

Reviewed by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Approved by:                     Tom Crawford, City Administrator


(See Attached Ordinance)


Sponsored by:  Mayor Taylor