Several North Texas cities, including Dallas, are debating how to regulate short-term rentals (STRs). The Dallas City Council has yet to vote on a proposed ordinance that would restrict STRs to mixed zoning areas after more than three years of discussion. A bill pending in the Texas Legislature, meanwhile, would limit the ability of cities and municipalities to regulate STRs. The House Land and Resource Management Committee heard testimony on an updated version of HB 2665, which originally limited local oversight to requiring the rentals to register. The issue has become a fight over the ability of cities to regulate their own areas and state authority. Many North Texas residents submitted feedback to the House committee, saying they wanted localities to retain control over regulating STRs.
Axios (04/26/23) Tasha Tsiaperas