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Airbnb, VRBO and other vacation rental units in Albuquerque could soon require a city permit under a newly proposed ordinance that would also establish rules about capacity limits and parties.
Legislation that City Councilor Diane Gibson will formally introduce Monday would require short-term rental operators to pay $120 per unit for an initial permit – and $90 annually each year thereafter – and sign a statement agreeing that its use will comply with all applicable city codes. They would also have to provide the name and phone number of a property representative who is available around the clock to field complaints.
The bill also sets short-term rental overnight occupancy limits at two adults per bedroom and restricts on-site gatherings to double the total overnight occupancy or 20 people, whichever is lower. All such gatherings would have to end by 10 p.m.