Community Survey Seeks Input on State Mandate to Regulate Short-term Rentals

Short-term rentals such as Airbnb and VRBO are currently illegal in unincorporated Clark County. However, the passage of Assembly Bill 363 by the 2021 Nevada Legislature requires the County to enact an ordinance regulating short-term rentals by July 1.

The first step in that transition gets underway with the announcement today of a survey, whose results County officials will consider as they develop an ordinance that includes limitations on such rentals. AB363 places some of these limits as part of the mandate, including on minimum distance separation between short-term rentals, proximity to resort hotels, limits on the number of occupants and number of permits a person may hold.

Because of the potential impact of short-term rentals on neighborhood quality of life, officials say the brief survey, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete, is important and urge County residents to take part. The survey is available at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/survey.

The survey asks about respondents’ experience with and perception of short-term rentals in their neighborhood, as well as seeks community input on factors to consider in drafting the mandated ordinance.  

The survey will be held open until the end of January. Survey responses will be used to assist staff in drafting an ordinance to be presented to the County Commission. There may be additional ways to provide input in the months ahead. If you are interested in receiving updates about the County’s implementation of AB 363, you may subscribe to updates at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/subscribe.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.