Springfield City Council To Consider Regulations For Short-Term Room Rentals | WAMC

Springfield City Council To Consider Regulations For Short-Term Room Rentals

Jan 24, 2020

The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts will consider local regulations and taxes on short-term rentals such as those offered through Airbnb. Its website is seen here.
Credit WAMC

  Legislation has been proposed to regulate short-term room rentals in the largest city in western Massachusetts.

    A state law that took effect last year taxes rooms like those offered through Airbnb, requires operators to register, and to carry a minimum amount of insurance.  But it was left to municipalities to write their own regulations on the local level.

      Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman has introduced legislation to impose rules on the new industry.

   He spoke about his proposals with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.