Short Term Rentals

The City of Dayton has awarded a competitively bid request for proposal (RFP) for Software Services for Short-Term Rentals to LTAS Technologies Inc. (“LTAS”), (DBA Harmari) to provide address identification of short-term rentals (STRs). Currently, the city does not have a system in place to register or regulate STRs.

Over the past decade there has been a rapid expansion of short-term rentals (STR) from platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway as an alternative to traditional hotels. Locally, we believe there could be hundreds of short-term rental properties in the city Dayton, and the issue is a concern for long-term residents who feel their neighborhoods are being altered by the rentals.

“Through this contract, the City will be able to identify these properties, evaluate concentrations, and property conditions,” said Todd Kinskey, Director of Planning, Neighborhoods & Development. “Further the data obtained will be used to determine what if any additional action is necessary.

Harmari will begin the data collection phase in the next couple of weeks. During this time, Planning staff will continue to engage and connect with those neighborhoods that have expressed interest and concern regarding short term rentals.

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