Short Term Rentals

The City of Columbia invites the public to participate in reviewing and commenting on the potential regulation of short-term rentals (STRs) in the city. A short-term rental is a dwelling unit rented out for a short period of time either informally or via an online platform/website including, but not limited to, AirBnB.com or VRBO.com. In response to public feedback obtained in February, April, and November 2018, text changes to the Unified Development Code (UDC) have been produced.  The text changes include revisions to the definitions for “hotel” and “bed and breakfast”, creation of a definitions for “short-term rental” and “transient guest”, and creation of new use-specific standards governing the establishment and operation of a short-term rental inside the City’s corporate limits (Case # 31-2019).

UPDATE:

The Planning and Zoning Commission will host a public hearing and potential vote on draft short-term rental regulations at their October 10, 2019 regular meeting. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m.  in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 701 E. Broadway.  The public is invited to attend, and may also provide written comments (preferably by October 3 if you wish for them to be included in the meeting agenda materials.) 
To submit written comments, please email planning@como.gov
Current Draft
Materials for the October 10, 2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

A request by the City of Columbia to amend Chapter 29, Sections 29-1.11
[Definitions], 29-3.2 [Permitted Use Table], and 29-3.3 [Use-Specific
Standards] of the City Code relating to revision of the definitions for “hotel”
and “bed and breakfast”, creation of definitions for “short-term rental”,
“short-term rental hosted”, “short-term rental un-hosted” and “transient guest”,
and creation of new use-specific standards governing the establishment and
operation of short-term rentals inside the City’s corporate limits.

Materials from the September 5, 2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Work Session
Materials from the July 18, 2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Work Session
Materials from the June 20, 2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Work Session
Materials from March 21, 2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

Staff Report to Planning and Zoning Commission
Public Correspondence following 3-7-19 PZC mtg
Case #31-2019 Minute Excerpts
Staff Report to the PZC (3-7-19)
Proposed Text Change (revised 3-1-19)

Materials from March 7, 2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

Materials from February 7, 2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Work Session
Previous Drafts and Meeting Materials
Additional Information
For additional information, or to be added to the email stakeholder list, please contact planning@como.gov or call 573.874.7239.