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North Adams to Draft Short Term Rental Regulations

The Community Development Committee held a public information session with the Community Development Office and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday to go over some possible elements of a policy to regulate online rentals like AirBnB.

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North Adams Committee Hosting Short-Term Rental Information Session

The City Council's Community Development Committee will be holding a public presentation on short-term rentals on Wednesday, March 4, at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

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Letter: Problematic Proposed Lenox Short-Term Rental Bylaw

A town can regulate the number of days a short-term rental may be utilized under the newly passed statute: but this additional restriction based on who owns the premises is a regulation of ownership and not use.

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Williamstown Encourages Short-Term Rental Owners to Register with State

Late last year, in response to the explosion in short-term rentals because of the success of online services like Airbnb and VRBO, the Legislature passed a regulatory regime that was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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Adams Board of Health Mulls Policy for Short-Term Rental Inspections

The Board of Health is considering creating a policy that would allow it to inspect short-term room rentals, like those rented through Airbnb.com.

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Williamstown Planning Board Debates 'Owner-Occupied' Component of Bylaw

After months of discussions at full hearings, on social media and in a series of "community coffees" the board instituted earlier this year, the fundamental disagreement remains over whether to require owner-occupation at homes where a second or third unit is added to a primary residence.

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