THINKING ABOUT SHORT-TERM RENTING IN THE TOWN OF ROME?
- To find information necessary to operate a Short-Term Rental in the Town of Rome - New Short-Term Rental Packet
- Already licensed for Short-Term Rental and need your 2020 renewal packet? - Renewal Short-Term Rental Packet
- To see the full versions of regulations related to the operation of Short-Term Rentals - Short-term Rental Ordinances
- Click here to pay for your Short-term Rental Application or make quarterly Room Tax payments
24/7 HOTLINE FOR SHORT-TERM RENTALS
Short-term Rentals (STRs) have gained in popularity in the Town of Rome over the last several years. The Town is often asked about how STRs are regulated and what restrictions apply to those looking to rent short-term. It’s important to note that under Wisconsin State Statutes 66.1014, the Town cannot restrict STR operation, which is defined by statute as a residential dwelling that is offered for rent for a fee and for fewer than 29 consecutive days. The Town makes every effort to monitor existing STRs in compliance with the ordinance and to educate property owners who may be renting and are unaware of Town ordinances. It is for that reason the Town, in partnership with Visit Rome, WI, implemented Host Compliance software.
Host Compliance assists municipalities in researching and enforcing STR regulations. The company’s software monitors hundreds of websites on a daily basis, identifying advertising STRs in the Town and comparing that list to properties in compliance with the ordinance. In addition to monitoring and advising the Town of STRs, the company also provides a 24/7 hotline for neighbors to report problems. The hotline is now active and ready for Town of Rome residents to use. The hotline phone number is (715) 504-6244 or residents can report problems through a website link at https://safe.hostcompliance.com/tips/route.
When a resident contacts Host Compliance through the 24/7 hotline, the emergency contact for the STR in question will be contacted and given an opportunity to resolve the issue. If they are unable to resolve the issue in a timely fashion, Host Compliance will escalate the issue to the appropriate agency, whether that is law enforcement, zoning department, etc.
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