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A new program to ensure compliance by short-term rental property owners in Marble Falls went into effect Wednesday, June 15, the city announced in a media release the same day. The compliance program comes after the City Council passed an ordinance Nov. 16 requiring short-term property owners apply for permits from the city.

“The new compliance program provides resources that allow us to fairly enforce our community’s short-term rental rules,” said City Manager Mike Hodge in the statement. “Our priority is to make the home-sharing economy work for everyone in Marble Falls, whether they’re a property owner, manager, neighbor, tourist, or local business owner.”

The program allows property owners to register short-term rentals online, renew existing short-term rental permits, and easily pay hotel occupancy taxes. 

It also offers a hotline for neighbors to report short-term rentals that aren’t compliant with local rules. The hotline allows neighbors an option to file complaints on short-term rentals for problematic activities such as excessive noise, illegal parking, or overflowing trash.

For more information regarding the program, visit the city’s website. 

nathan@thepicayune.com