Short Term Rental Laws in Middle Tennessee

middle tennessee short term rental lawsThe short term rental laws in Middle Tennessee are changing, and fast. As you likely know, many cities and municipalities around the country have and are currently updating their short term rental laws. Middle Tennessee is no exception as city leaders attempt to forge a delicate balance between property rights and regulation. If you are considering a short term rental property investment, it’s important to keep up with the laws and trends in not just your target city, but also the surrounding areas. It’s also important to make a distinction between laws for owner-occupied versus non-owner occupied short term rentals.

Davidson County Short Term Rental Laws

Belle Meade: banned all short term rentals in all zonings in September 2018. This ban is heavily enforced and owners found in violation are fined $50/day plus court costs per State Law. Belle Meade defines a short term rental as any period less than 30 days.

Berry Hill: updated their rules to allow owner and non-owner occupied rentals in January 2018. To be considered an owner-occupant, you must reside in the property for 243 or more days per calendar year. Allows non-owner occupied STRs in all districts except for the Woodland Memorial and Rosedale districts. Limits the maximum occupancy for any rental to the lesser of these 3 conditions: 1) 2x the number of bedrooms plus two; 2) 2x the number of on-site parking spaces plus two; 3) 8 occupants. In no case can more than 8 people occupy any one rental. Berry Hill defines a short term rental as any period less than 30 days.

Forest Hills: banned all short term rentals in all zonings in 2016. This ban is strictly enforced and owners found in violation are fined $50/day plus court costs per State Law. Forest Hills defines a short term rental as any period less than 1 month.

Goodlettsville: banned all short term rentals in all residential zoning in December 2018. This ban is heavily enforced and owners found in violation are fined $50/day plus court costs per State Law. Goodlettsville defines a short term rental as any period less than 1 month.

Nashville: there are simply too many laws and proposed laws to cover in just a few sentence. Follow our summary of Nashville STR Laws for complete information.

Oak Hill: banned all short term rentals in all zonings in 2017. This ban is enforced and owners found in violation are fined $50/day plus court costs per State Law. Oak Hill defines a short term rental as any period less than 20 days.

Williamson County Short Term Rental Laws

Brentwood: banned all short term rentals in residential zoning more than 10 years ago. This ban is heavily enforced and owners found in violation are fined $50/day plus court costs per State Law. Brentwood defines a short term rental as any period less than 90 days.

Franklin: banned all non-owner occupied short term rentals in all zonings in December 2019. This ban is heavily enforced and owners found in violation are fined $50/day plus court costs per State Law. Franklin defines a short term rental as any period less than 21 days.

Sumner County Short Term Rental Rules

Hendersonville: banned all short term rentals in residential zoning in October 2016. This ban is widely enforced and owners found in violation are fined $50/day plus court costs per State Law. Hendersonville defines a short term rental as any period less than 1 month.

Rutherford County Short Term Rental Rules

Smyrna: banned all non-owner occupied only short term rentals in residential zoning in 2015. This ban is enforced and owners found in violation are fined $50/day plus court costs per State Law. Smyrna defines a short term rental as any period less than 3 months.

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