For Immediate Release - July 13, 2023
Press Release Contact: Anne M Krieg, AICP – Development Director and Acting Planning Officer
(207) 992-4280 email@example.com
City of Bangor to Host Workshop on Short-Term Rental Regulations
Bangor, Maine – The City of Bangor Planning Division will be holding a public workshop on July 27th at 5 pm at the Bangor Public Library in the Laurence E. Crofutt room to provide information to the public on proposed regulations for short-term rentals in the City.
Short-term rentals, as defined in the proposed regulations, would include any dwelling unit being rented for less than 28 days. Short-term rentals are currently defined as renting for less than 30 days and are not currently allowed anywhere in the City. The proposed regulations differentiate between hosted and non-hosted short-term rentals, with hosted rentals being where the owner or operator lives on-site and non-hosted rentals having no on-site owner or operator. All short-term rentals would require a license, renewed annually, with an inspection of the rental being required for licensing. A grace period is proposed to allow adequate time for non-compliant properties to become compliant.
This proposed use would not apply to hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, or boarding houses. Additionally, people that rent a portion of, or their entire house to temporary workers staying longer than a month are also not subject to this proposed regulation.
The meeting will start with a short presentation on the proposed changes, followed by a question-and-answer period. A webpage with more information is in progress at www.bangormaine.gov/str and will be updated with draft regulations prior to the workshop. Interested parties can also call 207-992-4257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to staff directly about these changes. Registration is not required for the workshop.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a community of 31,129 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.