Neighbors Given More Insight into Location of Registered Guest Houses
Newport residents have a new tool to determine whether short-term rentals are registered to operate in their neighborhoods.
The City recently launched an online map of all registered short-term rentals in the City. The map, which can be accessed at www.CityofNewport.com/STRMap
It’s important to note that the map includes the registered Short-Term Rental Database as well as hotels, inns, and other commercial enterprises.
The city is asking if neighbors suspect a property is being operated as a short-term rental and it’s NOT on the map, to report the address through the City’s ReportIt Newport portal.
Under the City’s Short-Term Rental rules, any property engaging in short term rentals (with a rental duration of no more than 30 days) must register as a Transient Guest Facility with the City no later than May 31st of each calendar year. Registration with the State of Rhode Island’s Department of Business Regulation is also required.
More information about Short-Term Rentals, including a link to the City’s STR Map, can be found by visiting www.CityofNewport.com/ShortTermRentals.
To report a potential violation, please visit www.CityofNewport.com/ReportIt.