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No, the licenses are per individual and per dwelling unit. If the ownership changes, then the new owner would need to apply for a license.
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Yes, City staff have a Geographic Information System that can be set up to quickly identify properties within 600 feet of a licensed Short Term Rental.
A Short Term Rental operator would need to have a license, and possibly a Conditional Use if the property is not owner operated.
Short Term Rentals would be permitted in most residential zoning district within the city limits of Wichita, Kansas. This includes SF-5 (Single Family), TF-3 (Duplex); B, MF-18 and MF-29 (Multi-Family). The minimum stay duration could be just one night, instead of the currently required 7 nights.
The license is intended to be per property, not per address or unit. This would allow a property owner to operate multiple Short Term Rentals on the same property. In the case of a duplex on one property – yes, the property owner could operate both sides as Short Term Rentals.
The license is intended to be per property, not per address or unit. This would allow a property owner to operate multiple Short Term Rentals on the same property. In the case of an apartment building – yes, the property owner could operate multiple units as Short Term Rentals.
Yes, any short-term operator or responsible party would be responsible for obtaining and maintain a valid City license for purposes of operating a Short Term Rental.
The license is intended to be per property, so the owner would need to have a license for each property.
The intent is to be able to contact the Short Term Rental operator 24/7 incase of a situation that would require quick resolution or information.
City of Wichita licenses are public information and subject to Kansas Open Records Act requests. This applies to dog licenses and other licenses issued by the City of Wichita, including Short Term Rental licenses.
Yes, per the proposed license, the operator would be required to have liability or Short Term Rental insurance.
Yes, the license requirement would limit the occupancy to 2 adults per bed room, plus an additional two adults for each unit (excluding studio or efficiencies).
No, not at this time.