Short-Term Rental Registration Form
1 -Thoroughly review the Short-Term Rental Regulatory Ordinance
2- Download and fill out the Rental Registration Form
3- Print, and mail or deliver your registration form to the Clerk’s Office with the $200 registration fee made out to Casco Township.
4- Contact SHAES (269-637-1813) to arrange for an emergency street number sign (sign $13, post $4) if you don’t already have one.
5- If you don’t have public sewer, contact the Allegan County Health Department (269-673-5411) Hook to Existing Inspection. You only have to fill out the Residential section of the form, not the Commercial.
6 - Ensure you have the required 1 million dollar liability insurance
7- When you receive your registration packet, post the Good Neighbor Policy in the rental dwelling, put your safety “R” sticker on your green SHAES Street Address Marker.
8- Ensure that all advertising complies with the ordinance
All requirements must be completed before a rental registration permit is provided.
Register a Short-Term Rental
The Planning Commission has spent months trying to reach a balance between the desire of property owners to rent their homes and non-renters who want to maintain their current neighborhood environment and setting. The Short-Term Rental Regulatory Ordinance is designed to provide consistent standards for all short-term rentals and provide a safe environment for citizens and visitors while maintaining the character of our single-family neighborhoods. The ordinance will be enforced beginning May 15th.
A few of the highlights are listed here, but it is important to read the full ordinance if you are planning to rent:
Any owner who cannot be on site within an hour of being contacted about a rental issue, must arrange for a local agent who can respond on site in that time frame.
Maximum occupancy for any short-term rental shall not exceed the lesser of 12 total occupants or two occupants per bedroom plus two per finished floor.
A registered short-term rental can be rented for a minimum of 3 nights with only one rental turnover per week.
Any property without public water and public sanitary sewer you must agree to and pay for a septic inspection by the Allegan County Health Department before a rental permit will be granted.
A rental registration can be revoked by the township when multiple violations of the rental ordinance occur.
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