East Hampton, NY: board again considers registry law for summer rentals

East Hampton, NY: board again considers registry law for summer rentals

A draft of a new rental-registry law targeting overcrowding and other problems at shared summertime rentals was presented Tuesday during a work session of the East Hampton Town Board.

The proposed law is among the latest measures town officials have initiated to get control over young rowdy summer visitors, who were particularly disruptive this past summer, especially in the hamlet of Montauk.

A rental-registry proposal considered by the board last year was scrapped after opposition to what some considered an "intrusive" plan. In the wake of the hamlet's disruptive July Fourth weekend, board members decided to revisit the idea.

NY: New draft of Greenport's short-term rental code calls for owner occupancy, sparks ire

The controversial short-term rental issue continues to spark heated debate in Greenport. The Greenport code committee has developed a new draft of the short term rental legislation, stating that all short-term rentals must be owner occupied and operated, with non-owner occupied short term rentals not allowed. Only one short-term rental per unit or structure at a time would be allowed. In addition, under the proposed code, the short term rental period is defined as period of less than 30 days. A period of more than 30 days is covered under the village’s rental permit law. Homeowners would need to apply for a $500 short-term rental permit; and if, when properties are inspected, they are found to be in violation of village code, fire code, or building code, the permit could be revoked.


Greenport NY: Code committee poised to send draft short term rental law to village board, public

Controversial new short term rental draft code could soon be up for public review in Greenport. Yesterday, the code committee met to discuss the most recent draft, and to discuss changes.

Essex County, NY expands bed tax to vacation home rentals

ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County lawmakers have approved extending the county lodging tax to vacation home rentals, along with giving part of the money for town promotion and the County Fish Hatchery. The 17-1 vote of the County Board of Supervisors on Monday amends the County Occupancy Tax Law to add vacation rentals such as second-homes and condominiums.