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Short Term Rentals

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Checkout our Short-Term Rental (STR) StoryMap

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Date and Time:
 Group:  Location:  Materials Related to STRs:

 June 17 at 7pm

 Town Council
 Virtual Meeting


Meeting Materials

 Planning Commission
 Town Hall, Council Chamber  

Unless otherwise noted, please contact Anya Grahn in the Planning Department for more information.

Past Meeting Dates:

March 16 from 5:30pm-7:00pm 
Date and Time:


 Location:  Materials Related to STRs:
STR Open House-- CANCELLED    Flyer  
March 6 at 8am  Council Committee on Economic Sustainability

Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B


Meeting Materials

February 5 from 4:30pm-6:30pm STR Task Force

Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B


STR Task Force Summary of Discussion - 2.5.2020

STR Next Steps Presentation - 2.5.20

STR Task Force FAQs

Public Comment received as of 2.6.2020

DRAFT Action Minutes- 1.15.20

Final Task Force Findings - 2.18.2020

 January 22 at 7pm

Town Council

Town Hall, Council Chamber


Update on Short Term Rental Task Force

 January 15 from 4:30pm-6:30pm  STR Task Force

Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A


 STR Task Force Draft Recommendations

December 11 from 4:30pm-6:30pm  STR Task Force Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B


Adopted Action Minutes- 12.11.19 

STR Task Force- Homework Assignment

STR Task Force Homework Results 12.11.19

STR Intro Presentation - 12.11.19

STR Operational Regulations Presentation - 12.11.19

Public Comment through 12.12.19

November 6 from 4:30pm-6:30pm  STR Task Force

Carolina Coworking. 206 West Franklin Street, Patio Entrance, Lower Level, Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Adopted Action Minutes

STR Intro Presentation

Regulating STRs Presentation

Town Council Resolution  (2019-09-11/R-8) - Public Engagement and Task Force Charge

Terms & Definitions Handout

Ordinance Development Handout 11.6.19

Affordable Housing Statistics

STR Location Map

Summary of STR Regulations

Task Force Activity Worksheets

Public Comment received prior to 11.6.19

October 16 from 4:00pm-6:00pm

 STR Task Force

Tuscany Room at The Siena Hotel.   505 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Adopted Action Minutes

Advisory Board Orientation

Checking Inn

STR Intro Presentation

Public Comment - 10.16.19

October 2 at 7:00pm
Town Council Public Hearing
Town Hall, Council Chamber Meeting Materials
September 23 at  5:30pm-7:30pm


Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Road

September 11, 2019 at 7:00pm Town Council Public Hearing  Town Hall, Council Chamber Meeting Materials
 September 10 at 6:30pm Historic District Commission (HDC)  Town Hall, Council Chamber Meeting Materials
 September 3 at 7:00pm Planning Commission
 Town Hall, Council Chamber  Meeting Materials
 August 27, 2019 at 6:30pm Transportation & Connectivity Board   (T-CAB)  Town Hall, Room 102 Meeting Materials
August 27, 2019 at 6:30pm  Community Design Commission (CDC)  Town Hall, Council Chamber Meeting Materials
 June 19, 2019 at 7:00pm

Town Council Public Hearing

 Town Hall, Council Chamber

Meeting Materials
 June 7, 2019 at 8:00am

Council Economic Sustainability Committee

 Chapel Hill Public Library, Room B

Meeting Materials

Public Comment

There are many ways to connect with the Town Council.  Consider sending them an email at

Short Term Rental Survey Results

Thank you so much for all of those that participated!  To find out more about the survey results, review the documents below:

What is a Short Term Rental (STR)?

A Short Term Rental is the rental of a residential dwelling unit, or a room within, that is typically rented for a periods of less than a month.  See definitions for details.

Where Short Term Rentals Are Allowed:

Short-Term Rentals are currently allowed in three ways in the Town, either as:

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Home Occupation

  • Overnight Lodging

  • Tourist Home

How to be a good neighbor:

  • Parking.  Guests should park in the driveway or in designated street parking.You may secure visitor parking permits for properties located in designated permit areas.Each address in the residential permit area would be eligible for up to 10 temporary 3-day visitor parking permits in a year or up to 5 temporary 14-day visitor parking permits.Contact Parking Services for additional information.
  • Noise.  Loud parties may be cited for violating the noise ordinance.Be considerate of the neighborhood and the residents around you. Please call 911 to file a noise complaint with the Town of Chapel Hill Police Department.
  • Garbage.  Pick up after yourself and guests.Garbage and recycling should be stored on-site in trash containers. On collection day, place garbage cart(s) behind the curb, away from mailboxes, and where a collector can conveniently get to it.All solid waste must be brought to the curb before 6am on collection day; carts should be removed from the curb by 7pm on collection day.
  • Pets.  Clean-up after your pets.Prevent excessive and prolonged barking, and keep pets from roaming the neighborhood.Abide by local leash laws.
  • 24-Hour Contact Information.  Consider posting the contact information for someone your guests can contact if they have questions.Also, consider listing the 9-1-1 street address in the unit in case of an emergency and clearly posting the residence’s address at the street.
  • Follow the Good Neighbor Guidelines.

For more information on how to report a nuisance, please visit our Good Neighbors page.

Health & Safety Requirements

  • Fix any hazards.  Exposed wiring, broken glass, and loose steps can create a hazard for guests.Make simple repairs to keep your guests safe.Consider adding a First Aid kit to the residence.
  • Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, & Fire Extinguishers.  Have working smoke alarms in your home—inside every bedroom, outside of every bedroom, and on every level of your home (including basements). Have working carbon monoxide monitors on each floor, including basements and attics.Place a 2A 10BC Fire Extinguisher on each floor.
  • Leave Instructions for Guests.  Provide instructions for guests on how to use appliances, operate gas fire places, or maintaining the thermostat.
  • Insurance.  Talk to your insurance agent about additional coverage that may be required for using your home as a rental.

Occupancy Tax

Please visit our Occupancy Tax webpage.

For More Information

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