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January 7, 2020
Media Contact:
David Cary, Planning Director, 402-441-5662

City Proposes Regulations on Short-Term Rentals

Public can comment online or at open houses

The City of Lincoln is updating the Municipal Code to address a new state law regarding short-term rental properties. A discussion draft of potential regulations is available at (keyword: short term rental), and two open houses on the proposals are scheduled. Both of these open houses are from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with presentations planned for 5:30 p.m.

In 2019, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB57 that limits the regulations municipalities can impose on short-term rentals, which are the temporary rental of residential rooms or homes. The new law does allow for regulations to address typical zoning matters and issues such as noise, property maintenance, and fire and building codes. LB57 also allows sales and occupation taxes to be collected on short-term rental properties.

In addition to the open houses, residents can comment on the website, which also includes information on potential standards for zoning, licensing and taxing of short-term rental properties.

For more information, contact Rachel Jones, Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department, at or 402-441-7603. For more information about the Planning Department, visit

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