Saturday, January 6, 2018 / by Amy Norris
Orange Beach - Wanting to Buy a Rental in Orange Beach!? Read this FIRST! Moratorium on short-term rentals
January 6, 2018
At a special-called meeting of the Orange Beach City Council on Dec. 15, 2017, the council voted unanimously, 5-0, with Councilman Jeff Silvers absent, to establish a temporary moratorium on short-term rental licenses in residential neighborhoods.
The Ordinance reads as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1276
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF SHORT-TERM RENTAL BUSINESS LICENSES
1. Orange Beach is a resort island community that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Tourism is an important part of the local economy, including vacation rentals at hotels, condominiums, and increasingly, in residential neighborhoods.
2. The City has heretofore adopted al ...