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City’s Short-Term Rental Office Officially Opens July 1 Property Owners With Short-term Rentals Required to Register With City Starting This Summer

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  This past August, the City Council passed the Short-Term Rental Ordinance, which set rules and regulations around short-term rental properties in the city (Airbnb and Vrbo). On July 1, 2021, the Short-Term Rental Office will officially open in Revere, led by Director Nicholas Catinazzo.

  There are about 110 short-term rental units currently identified by the City of Revere. The Short-Term Rental Office will be sending letters to each property owner regarding a registration and inspection system, which is set to be in place this summer. Each applicant will have one month to complete the registration and comply with the Ordinance’s registration procedures. This is required of all short-term rental owners. Failure to comply with the Short-Term Rental Ordinance might include the imposition of daily fines of $300.00, a Cease-and-Desist Order or court action to compel compliance with the Ordinance.

  The ordinance requires that all units of housing posted for short-term rental be registered with the City of Revere, pending an inspection from an Inspector from the Short-Term Rental Office. The City will provide software for online registration effective August 1. There will be a $50 Inspection Fee for registration and a $150 registration fee once inspection is approved.

  “I am looking forward to working with homeowners who will have a chance to register their property legally and safely,” said Catinazzo. “Our department is excited to introduce a new software package which will make it easier for homeowners to register and pay their application fee online.”

  The Short-Term Rental Ordinance, as well as key elements and contact information, is now available at https://www.revere.org/departments/short-term-rental-office. If you are interested in renting out a short-term rental property or have questions about the ordinance, please do not hesitate to reach out to Nicholas Catinazzo at 781-485-8479.

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