City announces public meeting to gather feedback regarding short term rentals

The City is holding a Special Public Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the City Council Chambers to solicit public comments regarding regulations on “Short Term Rentals” (STRs).  

from City of Lee's Summit

STRs are day-to-day rentals of individual rooms in homes.  These types of rentals have become more popular throughout the nation, including Lee’s Summit. 

Similar to many communities, previous ordinances did not factor in day-to-day home room rentals. In order to manage these new types of rentals, communities have been creating ordinances to address the STRs effect on neighborhood compatibility, tax collection, safety concerns as well as enforcement. 

The City will continue to gather data, along with the feedback gathered during this Special Public Meeting to present an ordinance that will meet the needs of the City of Lee's Summit. For questions, contact Assistant Director of Plan Services Josh Johnson, 969.1208.