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Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Date and Time:
 Group:  Location:  Materials Related to STRs:
November 6 from 4:30pm-6:30pm
 STR Task Force

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

Parking is available at 140 West and the Mallette Street Lots.  For more information on available parking, please visit Park on the Hill. Free parking is also available at Town Hall.

Bus Routes CW, F, Safe Ride J, J, and C also have stops near this location.  For more information please visit All Routes & Schedules.

If you need special accommodations, please let Planner Anya Grahn know.

Agenda

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

December 11 from 4:30pm-6:30pm
STR Task Force
 Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B
 
 January 15 from 4:30pm-6:30pm
 STR Task Force
 

Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B


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

Past Meeting Dates:

Date and Time:

Group:

 Location:  Materials Related to STRs:

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

 STR Task Force

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

Agenda

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

Staff

Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Road

Flyer
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

 

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.

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  

Please email planning@townofchapelhill.org for more information or to receive updates on this project.   

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