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ORDINANCE NO.

16-2017-B
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
PERTAINING TO THE OPERATION OF SHORT TERM RENTAL
PROPERTIES AND TO MAKE CHANGES THEREIN TO ELIMINATE
AMBIGUITIES AND TO CLARIFY THE IMPOSITION OF
REGULATORY FEES OF SUCH PROPERTIES
AND TO REVISE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
FOR THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA

WHEREAS, the duly elected governing authority for the City of Tybee Island,

Georgia, is authorized under Article 9, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the Constitution of the

State of Georgia to adopt reasonable ordinances to protect and improve the public health,

safety, and welfare of the citizens of Tybee Island, Georgia;

WHEREAS, the duly elected governing authority for the City of Tybee Island,

Georgia, is the Mayor and Council thereof;

WHEREAS, the governing authority desires to adopt ordinances under it police,

zoning, and home rule powers;

WHEREAS, the Code of Ordinances at Sections 34-260 through 34-265 deal with

the topic of short term rentals; and

WHEREAS, the operation of short term vacation rental properties necessitates

additional City time and resources devoted to the specific operation of such properties;

and

NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of


Tybee Island in open meeting that the Code of Ordinances, Sections 34-262 through 34-
265, be amended so that hereafter the sections and subsections addressed below shall read
as hereinafter provided.

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SECTION 1
The Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as to Sections 34-262(a), and (d), 34-
264 and 34-265 so that hereafter the section and

Sec. 34-262. Regulatory fee/renewal.

(a) The short-term vacation rental application shall be accompanied by an initial


regulatory fee and be subject to an annual fee every January 1 thereafter, as established
by the mayor and city council.
(1) The regulatory fee shall be $100 per rental unit. An application is
valid when completed and filed along with payment of the application
regulatory fee. The fee shall be due January 1 of each year for short term
rental purposes and, if not paid within 90 days thereof, shall be subject to
the delinquency and penalty provisions of section 58-163 as applicable to
occupation tax/business license provisions as well as the revocation of any
right to use the unit for short term rental purposes until payment of the
penalties and fee. In addition to the regulatory fee license as specified
herein, the applicant shall also pay the required occupation tax each year.

(b) Each property shall be issued a registration number.


(c) Failure to register as prescribed by this law will result in a fine of $100.00 for each
month that the unit continues to operate without registration.
(d) The annual registration of a unit and the regulatory fee are not transferrable.. In the
event ownership of a unit changes and even if there is no change in the management
company managing the unit, the fee upon ownership change shall be $100 if the change
occurs prior to July 1 of the year and $50 if after July 1 of the year.
(e) In the event a management company changes, the unit is to be re-registered by
notice to the city and the regulatory fee will be $50 if the management company change
is after July 1; otherwise, the fee is $100.

Sec. 34-264. - Signs.

All one- and two-family STVR units shall post a sign visible from the street listing
emergency contact name and phone number. Such sign shall not exceed 24 inches 24
inches. The emergency contact name and number shall be the STVR agent as required
by Section 34-260(d) unless otherwise specified to and approved by the city staff and
any rental agency involved. The purpose of the required sign is to enable officers and
third parties to identify appropriate contacts for issues with the property and/or the
occupants and, therefore, the sign shall be located at such locations as approved by staff
consistent with that purpose.

Multi-family units shall post a sign visible from outside the unit listing the
required emergency contact name and phone number. Multi-family units shall not

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exceed 8 inches 11 inches. All such signs shall be located at locations approved by
staff consistent with the purpose of the sign requirements.

Section 34-265 is deleted in its entirety.

SECTION 2

The sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this ordinance are

severable and, if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, or section of this ordinance

shall be declared illegal or invalid by the valid judgment or decree of any court of

competent jurisdiction, such illegality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases,

clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of this ordinance.

SECTION 3

All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are expressly repealed.

SECTION 4

It is the intention of the governing body, and it is hereby ordained, that the

provisions of this ordinance shall become effective and be made a part of the Code of

Ordinances, City of Tybee Island, Georgia, and the sections of this ordinance may be

renumbered to accomplish such intention.

SECTION 5

This ordinance shall be effective upon its adoption by the Mayor and Council

pursuant to the ordinances of the City.

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ADOPTED THIS DAY OF , 2017.

______________________________
MAYOR

ATTEST:

CLERK OF COUNCIL

FIRST READING: ______

SECOND READING: ______

ENACTED:

Tybee/Ordinances 2017/16-2017-A STVR FEES 12.06.17


16-2017-B revised 12.19.17

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ORDINANCE NO. 17-2017
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
PERTAINING TO REGULATORY FEES FOR SHORT TERM VACATION
RENTALS AND TO CLARIFY THE IMPOSITION OF
REGULATORY FEES OF SUCH PROPERTIES
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
FOR THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA

WHEREAS, the duly elected governing authority for the City of Tybee Island,

Georgia, is authorized under Article 9, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the Constitution of the

State of Georgia to adopt reasonable ordinances to protect and improve the public health,

safety, and welfare of the citizens of Tybee Island, Georgia;

WHEREAS, the duly elected governing authority for the City of Tybee Island,

Georgia, is the Mayor and Council thereof;

WHEREAS, the governing authority desires to adopt ordinances under it police,

zoning, and home rule powers;

WHEREAS, the operation of short term vacation rental properties necessitates

City time and resources devoted to the operations of such properties beyond the time and

resources necessary for other properties; and

WHEREAS, revisions thereto are appropriate and necessary in connection with

registration/regulatory aspects.

NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of


Tybee Island in open meeting that the Code of Ordinances, Sections 58-179, be amended
so that hereafter the chart entitled Miscellaneous shall read as hereinafter provided.
SECTION 1
The Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as to Section 58-179 so that hereafter
the chart entitled Miscellaneous of such section shall hereinafter read as provided below:
Sec. 59-179. Regulatory fees; schedule.
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Miscellaneous

License Classification Fee

Advertising, off-premises (billboards) TIC Sec. 8-4-24:


32 square feet (4'8') $50.00
128 square feet (8'16') $75.00
192 square feet (12'16') $100.00
288 square feet (12'24') $125.00
$75.00 per day;
Amusements, itinerant (circus, carnival) TIC 7-1-1/7-1-4
$600.00 maximum
Beach equipment, beach vehicle, and watercraft rental, per site TIC
$300.00
9-3-30/9-3-36
Book and magazine canvasser; registration fee $45.00
Building and construction contractors, subcontractors and tradesmen,
$20.00
licensed in another jurisdiction; registration fee
Escort $500.00
Live entertainment $50.00
Masseuse $250.00
Private Parking Lots
Residentially Zoned 1.00
Commercial $200.00
Promoter special events, pageants, festivals, exhibitions, sporting
events, shows, etc.
Per single event TIC 7-1-1/-4 $50.00
Transient merchant TIC 9-1-20 $75.00 per day
$100 per STVR unit as provided
Short term vacation rentals
in Sec 34-256 et seq
Transient rentals; registration fee $45.00
Vendor, festival hawker $25.00 per day
Vendor, arts and crafts $25.00 per event

SECTION 2

The sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this ordinance are

severable and, if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, or section of this ordinance

shall be declared illegal or invalid by the valid judgment or decree of any court of

competent jurisdiction, such illegality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases,

clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of this ordinance.

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SECTION 3

All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are expressly repealed.

SECTION 4

It is the intention of the governing body, and it is hereby ordained, that the

provisions of this ordinance shall become effective and be made a part of the Code of

Ordinances, City of Tybee Island, Georgia, and the sections of this ordinance may be

renumbered to accomplish such intention.

SECTION 5

This ordinance shall be effective upon its adoption by the Mayor and Council

pursuant to the ordinances of the City.

ADOPTED THIS DAY OF , 2017.

______________________________
MAYOR

ATTEST:

CLERK OF COUNCIL

FIRST READING: ______

SECOND READING: ______

ENACTED:

Tybee/Ordinances 2017/17-2017 Reg fees 12.07.17

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