With the passing of Assembly Bill 363, counties and cities in Clark County, Nevada will be required to have laws in place regulating legal short-term rentals by July 1, 2022. The new bill gives the County Commission and City Councils the ability to place restrictions on short-term rentals, which are currently illegal in unincorporated areas of Clark County.
This new law would legalize short-term rentals, and local governments can set ordinances regulating them. The county officials could decide, among other things, to permit properties that are owner-occupied, similar to the City of Las Vegas, which allows homeowners to rent out a room rather than an entire house. The new law also requires permitted operators to include their license information on ads for their property. Local governments can then instruct any websites or platforms to remove rental listings that lack a permit number. A Nevada business attorney will be able to assist you with the necessary licensing once the ordinances are finalized.
If you’re looking to get into operating a short-term rental in Nevada, keep in mind that there will be requirements to meet prior to operating your rental. The passing of the new law includes specific guidelines for the County Commission. It would be wise to keep these requirements in mind before purchasing a property with the goal of operating it as a short-term rental. The Nevada short-term rental laws go into effect July 1, 2022.
Here are some requirements for Nevada short-term rentals:
- A state business license is required in addition to county authorization.
- Short-term rental owners must have a designated local representative available 24/7.
- Rentals must meet liability coverage minimums.
- Short-term rentals must establish a minimum distance of 660 feet between any residential units.
- There must be a 2,500-foot distance between a short-term rental and a resort hotel.
- Short-term rentals are prohibited to rent for parties, weddings, events, or other large gatherings.
A full list of requirements from Assembly Bill 363 can be found here. If you are unsure about whether or not your short-term rental meets the requirements to operate, we recommend contacting a Nevada business lawyer for assistance. With the legal landscape of Nevada short-term rentals changing once again, it’s important to make sure your business interests are protected.
*An update to this blog topic can be found here: https://www.leahmartinlaw.com/blog/2022/12/update-on-las-vegas-short-term-rentals-2022/