Town of Hilton Head Short Term Rentals

The Hilton Head Island Town Council passed an ordinance regulating how short-term rentals will operate on Hilton Head Island. The ordinance applies to privately owned residential properties rented to visitors for less than 30 days. Although the ordinance is effective now, the Town will not start enforcing it until January 1, 2023. “This ordinance helps preserve our residents’ quality of life in neighborhoods where short-term rentals exist. This is a good step forward to manage the impacts of these types of rentals,” said Mayor John McCann. The ordinance addresses short-term rental related: Permits. Vehicles and parking. Noise management. Violations. Complaint …

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HHI Short-Term Rental Ordinance

Short-Term Rental Ordinance As a resort area, Hilton Head Island has numerous short-term rental units. The lack of a Short-Term Rental ordinance has led to an imbalance between residential and resort districts and the elimination of some long-term single-family neighborhoods. The Town proposes to craft a Short-Term Rental ordinance to develop a fair, predictable, and balanced approach to manage short-term rental impacts on our neighborhoods, economy, housing stock, public facilities, and the quality of life of our residents and experiences of our visitors. The Town has hired White & Smith, Planning and Law Group out of Charleston, SC to assist …

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Short-Term Rental Order

April 10, 2020 – Due to overwhelming public concern, the Hilton Head Island Town Council today repealed an emergency ordinance it passed earlier this week and adopted Governor Henry McMaster’s previously issued executive order prohibiting short-term rentals during the COVID-19 crisis. The Governor’s executive order 2020-19, signed into effect on Friday, April 3, directed owners of short-term rentals and other lodging accommodations from making or accepting new reservations from people traveling from areas the Centers for Disease Control has identified as places where COVID-19 transmission is widespread, including the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The Governor’s order defines …

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