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File #: 2022-0270    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Held in Standing Committee
File created: 4/18/2022 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 7/13/2022 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, TITLE 7: BUSINESS LICENSING, ARTICLE VII: BUSINESS LICENSES, by creating a new CHAPTER 768: ACCESSORY SHORT TERM RENTALS. (Public Hearing held 5/19/22)
Sponsors: Theresa Kail-Smith, Bobby Wilson, Deborah L. Gross, Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, R. Daniel Lavelle, Corey O'Connor, Erika Strassburger
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 07 - BUSINESS LICENSING
Title
Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, TITLE 7: BUSINESS LICENSING, ARTICLE VII: BUSINESS LICENSES, by creating a new CHAPTER 768: ACCESSORY SHORT TERM RENTALS.
(Public Hearing held 5/19/22)

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WHEREAS, short-term residential rentals must be regulated in order to preserve the residential quality of our neighborhoods, particularly by limiting problem properties such as party houses or houses with complaints; and,

WHEREAS, the emergence and presence of unchecked numbers of short-term residential rentals can displace long-time residents of Pittsburgh neighborhoods and severely impact the quality of life of adjacent neighbors; and,

WHEREAS, short-term residential rentals impact the quality of life of nearby neighbors,; and,

WHEREAS, short-term residential rentals require notice and coordination with emergency responders and law enforcement when neighbors are unaware of said operations,; and,

WHEREAS, short-term residential rentals can impact on-street parking and traffic patterns in our neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, regulating short-term residential rentals can enhance tourism, stimulate economic growth in targeted Pittsburgh neighborhoods, and give residents a way to build wealth.

Now, therefore, the The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

? 768.00 - PURPOSE.

This Chapter provides standards for the establishment of Accessory Short Term Rentals as defined herein. These standards will permit the efficient use of residential structures and ensure that the their primary use remains residential.

? 768.01 - DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS.

The following definitions are applicable to this Chapter. Additional capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth in the Pittsburgh City Code Title Seven (Business Licensing) and Title Nine (Zoning) and as so amended from time-to-time. Short Term Rental uses shall be defined and subject to the following standards:

(a) Accessory Short Term Rental(s) or "Short Term Rental(s)" shall mean...

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