The newly established Short-Term Rental Office on Tuesday updated residents on registration processes. Last summer the City Council passed the Short-Term Rental Ordinance, which sets rules and regulations around short-term rental properties in the city (Airbnb and Vrbo). In July 2021, the Office was officially opened, led by Director Nicholas Catinazzo.
Over the last four months, the Short-Term Rental Office has worked with short-term rental property owners to make sure all rentals in Revere are following the Short-Term Rental Ordinance. Since the Office became operational on August 1, 2021, 23 properties have registered with it (as of October 26). Of this number, 21 have been approved and issued licenses by the Short-Term Rental Inspector and the Fire Department while two have been denied. In addition to the registrations and inspections, the Office has identified 64 properties which have not applied for registration and are in violation of the Short-Term Rental Ordinance. Each noncompliant property has received a letter stating their noncompliant status and been given one month to either register and come into compliance or remove all active rental listings – or be fined $300 per violation per day. As of October 26, 2021, there are 98 current active short-term rental properties in Revere.
“We have certainly learned a lot over the past four months,” said Catinazzo. “We all know there are dozens of Air BnB’s and other similar properties throughout the city. Our job is to make sure each property is compliant, safe, and abiding by the rules of the ordinance. I’m proud of the work we’ve done so far and continue to do to protect Revere residents.”
The Short-Term Rental Office uses software that identifies short-term rental properties within the city, allows homeowners to apply for a short-term rental license and monitors daily activity of all short-term rentals located in the city that are either currently compliant or noncompliant with the Short-Term Rental Ordinance.
The Short-Term Rental Ordinance and key elements and contact information are available on revere.org/str. If you are interested in renting out a short-term rental property or have questions about the ordinance, please reach out to Catinazzo at 781-485-8479.