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    Bangor Legalizes STRs With a List of Rules

    Bangor, Maine, has set new rules to regulate the more than 130 short-term rentals that were previously operating illegally in the city. The new rules, approved by the City Council on Oct. 23, will require rental operators to get their units inspected and licensed regularly and cap the number of rentals that can operate in the city, among other requirements. City staff have been working on the rules for the past three years after it was first recommended in a housing work group’s report released in 2019 Staff have tweaked the proposed rules over time based on feedback from residents.

    Bangor Daily News (Maine) (10/24/23) Kathleen O'Brien

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