Columbia seeks public comment on plan to regulate short-term rentals

The city of Columbia will host a pair of meetings this week to address an issue with which its larger Missouri neighbors to the east and west have both grappled: how to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb.

Currently, Columbia doesn’t tax or regulate home-sharing services beyond voluntary health and safety inspections.

However, the Columbia City Council is weighing a plan to collect a 5 percent lodging tax that applies to hotel and motel rooms.

It’s seeking public comment on the plan this week. The sessions are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Thursday at the Walton Building, 300 S. Providence Road.

Read more: Columbia Missourian

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