Short-Term Rentals

Short term rental image:  a suitcase and keyWhat is a Short-Term Rental?

A short-term rental is the leasing out of a furnished residential dwelling on a short-term basis, generally less than 30 days. 

City Council Direction

It is estimated that there are approximately 500-600 short term rental units in Fayetteville. However, Fayetteville’s codes do not have specific rules or allowances for short term rentals. In July 2019 the City Council adopted a resolution directing staff to study and develop an ordinance for short-term rentals for their consideration.

View the resolution here. (pdf)


Focus Group

As the first step in studying short-term rentals, the City hosted a focus group on August 19, 2019 to discuss the issue. The focus group represented various perspectives including neighborhood representatives and concerned citizens, rental owners and managers, and hotel owners. The group was guided by a professional facilitator to identify key issues and recommendations in moving forward with local rules for short-term rentals. The notes from the focus group meeting are attached here. 

View the Focus Group Notes here. (pdf)

Public Input Meeting

The City will be hosting an open public input meeting about short term rentals on September 30, 2019.  

September 30, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Room 326, City Hall

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