Short-term vacation rentals in unincorporated parts of Hamilton County, Tenn., would receive regular inspections under new rules going in front of the County Commission. Under the proposed requirements, the county would charge a $750 application fee for new rentals, which would include $250 for an initial inspection. Properties would require approval from by the county Building Inspection Department, fire marshal, and Groundwater Department if the property has a septic system. Under the proposed rules, the county would also cap the number of guests allowed to stay at a home based on the number of bedrooms. The property must also have enough spots for guests to be able to park at the residence and not on the street.
Chattanooga Times Free Press (04/16/23) David Floyd