Maplewood planning and zoning voted to recommend to the city council not to give resident Claire Martin a permit to run an Airbnb over parking issues. She has said she plans to ask an attorney to represent her in front of the city.
Other area municipalities have voted to keep short term vacation rentals out, while others don’t regulate them.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
- Chesterfield voted to prohibit the short term vacation rentals (STVR) of single-family homes in June. Violations could result in fines from $5 to $1,000 or up to three months in jail.
- Hazelwood passed an ordinance in May prohibiting STVRs, saying it’s not in keeping to “the stability, shared commitment and sense of community that give Hazelwood its exceptional quality…”
- Frontenac and Ladue are considering plans to restrict or forbid home sharing.
- Neither St. Louis or Ballwin have an ordinance specifically regulating Airbnb.
Read the full post in St. Louis Post-Dispatch.