Jax Beach has many short-term rental properties and the vast majority of them are run well with no negative impact to those who live around the location. However, there are exceptions.
Jax Beach does not currently have any ordinances that pertain to these rentals. Moreover, the state of Florida has prohibited cities from enacting restrictions on short term rentals based on length of stay or through zoning.
To address the concerns of those who are currently being negatively impacted by these establishments, and to plan for continued growth of this specific type of rental, Council is discussing the best way to meet the concerns of our residents while also having a minimal an impact on those who have short-term rentals but do not negatively impact the neighborhoods where they are located.
Council had a briefing where we started discussing proposed legislation. Below are the documents that were discussed.
from the City Attorney, Denise May
Council will vote on this issue in June.
Here is the section of the workshop where Council was briefed on this issue.