The City of Marble Falls announced today the launch of a new compliance program that will streamline the implementation of local rules and regulations for short-term rentals. This program makes enforcement simpler, fairer, and more effective for the entire community.
Under the new program, property owners of short-term rentals, such as those listed on AirBnB and VRBO, will be able to easily apply for a permit, complete required paperwork, and pay taxes and fees. The program will also provide resources for City of Marble Falls residents to help ensure compliance of the short-term rental properties in their neighborhoods.
"The new compliance program provides resources that allow us to fairly enforce our community's short-term rental rules," said Mike Hodge, City Manager. "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 new program also provides a hotline neighbors can use to report short-term rentals that may not be compliant with local rules, and file complaints about problematic activities and conditions, such as excessive noise, illegal parking, or overflowing trash.
The new short-term rental program uses Granicus’ govService Host Compliance, a service that helps local governments easily manage short-term rental compliance and enforcement.
To apply for a permit for a short-term rental, confirm compliance for a property, or get answers about short-term rental rules, regulations, and fees, visit www.marblefallstx.gov/shorttermrentals or call 830-693-3615.
To make a complaint about a short-term rental in Marble Falls visit https://secure.hostcompliance.com/marble-falls-tx/complaints/type or call 830-266-7212 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.