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Clark County
Short-Term Rental Ordinance

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The Greater Las Vegas STR Association (GLVSTRA) encourages and welcomes local hosts and property owners to get involved to help public officials draft favorable STR legislation for our community.

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On June 21, 2022, Unincorporated Clark County passed new regulations on short-term renting.

The licensing scheme created includes a pre-application period of six months, from September 13, 2022 to March 13, 2022.


Unlike other cities, anyone interested in obtaining a license in the County will first be required to go through the 6-month pre-application period where the property owner will have to disclose all private personal and rental property information with no guarantee of being approved for a license (even if the property owner meets all the requirements, has 5-star reviews, and/or the property owner has never had any actual nuisance issues.)  It is really a way for the County to "cast a wide net" to catch as many operators as possible and then using that information to shut them down, even if the operator has no nuisance issues. 

We have been told the County is using bogus "complaint calls" and using "inspection fees" to charge operators.  The County's Code Enforcement officers use the same script when they arrive to the property, falsely claiming a nuisance call was made on the property, then try to get guests to reveal booking information, which the County's Code Enforcement officers uses to issue fines on property owners.

This is why we are asking you to donate to our legal fund by CLICKING HERE.  This money will help us fight back to protect you.  We already filed a lawsuit against the County and State and are asking the Court for an injunction to prevent the new regulations from going into effect but we need your financial support to continue this fight.

 

At the end of the 6-month pre-application period and sometime after March 13, 2023, qualified applicants will be entered into a lottery to determine who, out of all the applicants regardless of who applied first or last, will receive a license based on several determining factors, requirements, and restrictions imposed by Clark County.  This means that even if you are randomly selected in the lottery, you could still be denied a license.

 

It is estimated that this licensing scheme will deprive 80% of currently operating STRs from being licensed.  Therefore no matter what you do or how perfect your operation is, you may still not get a license and now that the County has your information, you will be deprived from operating and target for fines and liens on your property. 

The new regulations include up to $10,000 in fines and jail time for the simple act of renting one's home for less than 31 days without a license. 

Any home within 1,000-feet of another STR is ineligible.

Any home within 2,500-feet from an unrestricted-gaming resort hotel is outright banned.

Any home not connected to city sewer is ineligible.

Any home with upgrades or remodeling without permits is ineligible.

Homeowners may only qualify for one license for one property only.

Homes may only house 2 people per bedroom, up to a maximum of 10 people, whichever is less.

Only the bedrooms listed in the County records will be counted.

Home inspection by County officials will be required.

Homeowners must agree to unannounced inspections by County officials.

Homeowners must turn in any and all documentation when demanded by County officials at any time.

Among other things.

Due to the highly restrictive and overly aggressive regulations adopted by Clark County and the State of Nevada, we filed a
lawsuit on August 3, 2022 against Clark County, the Clark County Commissioners, and the State of Nevada.  Our lawsuit seeks to protect private property owners' Constitutional rights and freedoms and their ability to rent on a short-term basis. 

 

Clark County's ordinance and Nevada's STR law are considered the most restrictive and punitive STR regulations in the United States.  Support our fight by donating to our legal fund by clicking HERE.

Read Our Lawsuit filed, Click HERE.
 

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