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Short Term Rental generally means the use of a residential dwelling unit or structure to provide rooms for temporary lodging or lodging and meals for transient guests for which compensation is paid to the short-term operator or responsible party.
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Planning Department staff continue to work with the Police Department to learn more about the complaints and locations.
Reports of Short Term Rentals violating the Unified Zoning Code can be reported to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department.
Bed and Breakfast is a defined term in the Unified Zoning Code. Short Term Rentals are not defined in the Unified Zoning Code. In addition, a Bed and Breakfast is required to be owner occupied or manager occupied.
Cases involving violation of the Unified Zoning Code are heard at Wichita Municipal Court.
It depends. In residential districts, the Unified Zoning Code requires the minimum stay duration to be 7 days or longer. This is because the Unified Zoning Code defines Transient Guest as a person who occupies a room for a period of less than one week at a time.
Planning Department staff have worked with the Police Department to try and answer this question. Unfortunately, the incident call data does not allow for easy reconciling with the Short Term Rental data. This is especially true because the addresses of the majority of Short Term Rentals in Wichita are unknown.