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02/13/17 6:00am
02/13/2017 6:00 AM

A state Supreme Court Justice has dismissed a Greenport woman’s lawsuit seeking to overturn a 2016 Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals ruling related to the short-term rental law. The court rejected her claim that renting her home for fewer than 14 days should be permitted as a grandfathered use. READ

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01/24/17 6:00am
01/24/2017 6:00 AM

The Greenport Village Board has scheduled a public hearing on a revision to its residential rental permit law. The change would scale back some of the requirements in the original 2013 legislation and require every residential rental property — including short-term rentals — to have a rental permit. READ

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08/06/16 12:00pm
08/06/2016 12:00 PM

If the Southold Town code never put any restrictions on the renting of single-family homes before a 2015 ban on stays of fewer than 14 nights, then prior short-term rentals were:

a) illegal because nothing in the code said they were legal or

b) legal because nothing in the code said they were illegal.

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12/03/15 12:00pm
12/03/2015 12:00 PM

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In the first month of the controversial short-term rental law’s existence, Southold Town issued five tickets to property owners who rented residences for fewer than 14 nights, including one house in Orient that allegedly had 25 guests and 15 cars out front for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration.  READ

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11/19/15 11:00am
11/19/2015 11:00 AM

Suffolk County has begun to crack down on short-term rental owners who list their properties online and are now requiring them to collect and remit a hotel-motel tax from their guests. In some cases, the county has administered back taxes to those who hadn’t previously collected the tax. READ