Changes are coming to Newport’s Short Term Rental rules.

Under an ordinance change passed by Newport City Council during their Regular Council Meeting on Wednesday night, property owners in Newport’s residential zones are no longer permitted to rent their properties for less than 30 days, unless the home serves as a primary residence.

For properties in the Limited Business Zone, short-term rentals are also prohibited, unless the owner of the property is granted a Special Use Permit by the Zoning Board of Review.

Short-term rentals, or transient guest facilities, remain permissible in the City’s General Business and Waterfront Business zones.

Likewise, in cases where a property is occupied as a primary residence, homeowners may continue to rent up to 2 rooms to no more than four people by right.

All short-term rentals, including those permitted by right, must be registered through the City Clerk’s Office as a Transient Guest Facility. 

Registration forms are available either in-person at City Hall, or on the City’s website at www.CityofNewport.com/CityClerk. There is a $100 Registration fee per application. 

The ordinance revision is effective immediately, according to the City of Newport.

According to the City of Newport, properties already operating with a Special Use Permit will be allowed to continue to do so. 


The Latest from What'sUpNewp

Snacks and other food items banned in the US

Stacker explores snacks and other food items banned in the U.S. From tasty cheeses to the famed Scottish dish haggis, these 30 foods aren’t welcome in most of the United States.

Jerry Frear: What is an intention in personal growth

When it comes to growth, setting intentions is essential. It helps focus on what we want to achieve, and make progress towards the goals. Without intention, it is easy to get sidetracked and lose sight of what we truly want to accomplish.

Loading...

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in...