Short term rentals are controversial. For every homeowner who loves them and counts them as a side cash cow, there are others who hate them. Most homeowner’s associations have bylaws regulating them, but it remains a topic of debate across the globe.
Should you have a stake in the game, the St Johns County Commissioners will be providing direction on whether or not short term rentals should be regulated at their regular meeting on February 5th, 2019. See details from the below email from the county.
From St Johns County:
On February 5th 2019, the St Johns County Board of County Commissioners will be holding their regularly scheduled public hearing where staff will be presenting their findings regarding the regulation of short-term vacation rentals in St. Johns County.
At this meeting, the Board of County Commissioners will provide staff with direction to either create/not create an ordinance governing short term rentals and how to proceed with further public engagement. Staff will be presenting findings from a multitude of resources and have provided a link to staff reports and supporting documents below.
The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners meetings begin at 9:00 am in the County Auditorium, located at 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine. (County Complex map, and directions.).
Any additional inquiries can be made to Joseph Cearley, Special Projects Manager, and Paolo Soria, Senior Assistance County Attorney. Their contact information has been provided below.