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Springfield City Council gives Airbnb green light to operate



The Springfield City Council approved a bill legalizing and regulating short-term rentals like Airbnb. That comes after more than a year and a half of deliberation.

Before Monday’s vote, there were more than 150 short-term rentals violating zoning ordinances in Springfield. The new ordinance distinguishes short-term rentals by three categories based on the type of residence.

Individuals looking to rent out their homes in Springfield will be required to apply for a business license or, in some cases, purchase a permit for $350.

Read more: Springfield News-Leader

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