Protect Michigan tourism and your neighborhood
Short-term rental units leased through services such as Airbnb or VRBO don’t follow the same guest safety regulations or pay the same taxes as the rest of the industry – that’s not fair, and it’s bad for Michigan.
Bills introduced by Michigan lawmakers would give these short-term rentals unfair advantages over existing Michigan hotels and other lodging businesses while threatening public safety and denying local leaders and residents a say in where the growing number of short-term rentals belong in their communities. The bills would:
- Help short-term rentals avoid their fair share of taxes by categorizing short-term rental properties as “residential use” instead of a “commercial lodging use” like hotels and bed and breakfasts.
- Restrict the ability of local communities and neighborhoods to address short-term rentals by undermining choices that are inherently local, such as residential zoning as determined by local residents and locally elected officials.
Make sure your community – not just the state Legislature – has a say on how to address short-term rentals.
Tell Michigan lawmakers to oppose House Bill 4503 and Senate Bill 329
Hear why Michiganders oppose short-term rentals
Bed & Breakfast Owner Mike Venturini
Fire Chief Greg Janik
“Some of the homes we couldn’t even get near with a fire engine because there were so many cars. Safety is our biggest concern.”
Homeowner Lucy Welch
“It was very disruptive. It’s like living next to a skate park during the day and a fraternity house at night.”