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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Temporary Changes to Zoning Code for Tourist Rooming Houses

The Stevens Point City Council has approved amendments to the City's zoning code to make it easier for property owners to rent out their homes during the PGA Senior Open Championship next year. The changes will only be in effect June 26 - July 5, 2023.

One temporary change to the Zoning Code will be to allow for short-term rentals as a permitted use regardless of whether the property owner resides on the property or not.

 The second temporary change will allow non-owner-occupied Tourist Rooming Houses as "permitted uses" in all residential zoning districts.

Property owners interested in renting out their home during the Senior Open will still be required to fill out a form documenting occupancy levels, contact information of the property owner or property manager and other information for the interest of public safety. 

Likewise, local lodging tax requirements would still apply as required through State Statutes. 

A lodging permit must be obtained from the Portage County Department of Health and Human Services, the property owner must submit local lodging tax payments, and they must provide proper documentation to collect and remit sales.

 For more information, contact the Community Development Dept.

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