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08/24/18 6:00am
08/24/2018 6:00 AM

Green port Village’s latest proposed short-term rental law is pretty cut and dry.

“If you have a two-family house and it’s owner-occupied, you’re allowed to have a short-term rental,” Mayor George Hubbard Jr. said following an uneventful 19-minute Village Board meeting Thursday. “If you have a two-family house and it’s rented as a long-term rental, you’re allowed to have a short-term rental. Besides that, you can’t just buy a house and make it into two short-term rentals. You’re not going to be allowed to do that anymore in the village.”

That’s assuming the new proposal passes, Mr. Hubbard said. READ

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07/27/18 4:02pm
07/27/2018 4:02 PM

After hearing about 90 minutes worth of comments both for and against limiting short-term rentals, the Greenport Village Board closed the public hearing on its latest version of the law Thursday night and will likely make some changes to it. READ

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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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