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Posted on: July 27, 2022

City Implements Short-Term Rental Registration Program

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Whether it’s concerts at the Toyota Music Factory or prestigious golf tournaments at Las Colinas Country Club, Irving attracts visitors from around the world. 

A popular lodging option for many visitors is a short-term rental (STR) property, which offers visitors a home, apartment or room in a home instead of a traditional hotel. However, the City of Irving recognizes the need to ensure that STRs operate in a way that protects the quality of life in neighborhoods.

The Irving City Council recently adopted an ordinance requiring that STRs operating within city limits be registered with the city by Oct. 1 to ensure the City of Irving can quickly contact STR owners when issues occur. STR owners and operators can register properties starting Aug. 1 by visiting CityofIrving.org/STR.

Establishing and maintaining contact with STR operators, who are often not living on the property, is critical. Concerns, such as property maintenance and rental guest activity that violates state laws or city codes, must be addressed and corrected swiftly. 

For questions regarding STR licensing, contact Yessemeri Chavez in the Code Enforcement Department via email or by calling (972) 721-4944.

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