Stricter short-term rental rules in Charleston could be approved Tuesday night

CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston City Council could approve new rules surrounding short-term rentals approved Tuesday night.

The new rules are designed to cut down the number of illegal short-term rentals.

A short-term rental is defined as a home that is rented for under 30 days. Under a proposed ordinance, property owners who want to rent out their homes will have to get a permit from the city and list the permit when advertising a rental.

In the Old and Historic District, only homes in the National Historic Register would qualify for short-term rentals.In Cannonborough-Elliotborough short-term rentals would be allowed only in homes that are zoned commercial.The last class would include the rest of the city, including neighborhoods above the Crosstown and homes in West Ashley, James, Johns and Daniel islands.

The meeting starts Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Charleston City Hall.

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