Short-term rentals, defined as any dwelling unit that is rented for less than fifteen (15) days, have a longstanding presence in Kennebunk and the market continues to expand due to the increasing popularity of online rental platforms. As we experience this continued growth in short-term rentals, the Town is dedicated to upholding the safety of these units for its residents and visitors.
To address potential safety issues, the Town's Ordinance Review Subcommittee has drafted aShort-Term Rental Ordinance, including a proposed registration and inspection process.
An informational meeting was held on December 6, 2023, to discuss the proposed ordinance, answer questions and hear feedback on a potential registration process.
The Ordinance Review Subcommittee will consider feedback, refine the draft ordinance as necessary and once a draft is ready, present the ordinance amendments to the entire Select Board. The Select Board may then decide to send it to the voters for final consideration.
Community feedback is an essential part of this process and we want to hear from you. If you have questions, concerns or feedback to offer on this proposal, please complete the form below to share your thoughts.