Good Neighbor Policy (.pdf)
1 -Thoroughly review the Short-Term Rental Regulatory Ordinance
2- Download and fill out the Rental Registration Form 2023
3- Print, and mail or deliver your registration form to the Clerk’s Office with the $325 registration fee made out to Casco Township.
4- Contact SHAES (269-637-1813) to arrange for an emergency street number sign (sign $15, post $5) if you don’t already have one.
5- If you don’t have public sewer, contact the Allegan County Health Department (269-673-5411) to schedule a Hook to Existing Inspection. Only necessary every three years. 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 theGood Neighbor Policy in the rental dwelling.
8- Ensure that all advertising complies with the ordinance
All requirements must be completed before a rental registration permit is provided.
If you plan to rent a property in Casco Township for less than 30 days, you must register that Short-Term Rental with the township.
Some of the highlights of the Short-Term Rental Regulatory Ordinance are listed below, however if you are planning to rent, we recommend that you read the complete ordinance (Regulatory Ordinance).
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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