Richmond Heights notifies Airbnb operators it’s not allowed


The city of Richmond Heights pointed out in its newsletter email this week that nightly rentals are ‘NOT’ permitted in residentially zoned areas — “pretty much everywhere except hotels!” —  though some resident Airbnb operators show up on the Airbnb site.

According to city assistant manager Pam Hylton the city individually contacted the owners of the Airbnbs operating in Richmond Heights to ensure they understand that nightly rentals in residentially zoned areas are not permitted.

It’s also not permitted in Brentwood.

Maplewood officials voted to allow short term vacation rentals in 2016. The latest allowed permit, operating as an Airbnb, was OK’d in August.

See also: Airbnb: conditional in Maplewood; other cities don’t allow, says Post-Dispatch