Local governments in Nevada now have a stronger tool to help crack down on unlicensed short-term rental operators.The Las Vegas City Council will soon consider an ordinance that echoes a new state law requiring short-term rental hosting platforms like Airbnb,

The Las Vegas City Council will soon consider an ordinance that echoes a new state law requiring short-term rental hosting platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO to submit quarterly reports detailing the number of bookings, listings and operators in the city.Short-term rental operators in the city are supposed to have a business license and pay operating fees and room tax. City Deputy Planning Director Mary McElhone estimated on Monday anywhere from 800 to 1,000 short-term rentals are operating unlicensed in the city and not paying any room tax. The new measure would give the city actual data, an upgrade from a “best guess,” McElhone said.

Short-term rental operators in the city are supposed to have a business license and pay operating fees and room tax. City Deputy Planning Director Mary McElhone estimated on Monday anywhere from 800 to 1,000 short-term rentals are operating unlicensed in the city and not paying any room tax. The new measure would give the city actual data, an upgrade from a “best guess,” McElhone said.

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