Hoover council to consider restrictions, licensing for short-term rental homes

The Hoover City Council on Monday night is scheduled to consider an ordinance that would prohibit rental of properties for less than 30 days in single-family residential neighborhoods unless the rental is for a special event in the city and for seven days or less in a calendar year.

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato said the goal of the ordinance is to protect residential neighborhoods from problems that sometimes come with short-term rentals, such as loud parties, excessive numbers of vehicles, and high turnover of unfamiliar people coming into neighborhoods.

Many short-term rentals are listed on websites such as Airbnb and Vrbo [Vacation Rental By Owner], but some are rented out in other ways.

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