The Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to legislation that would require the owners of both short- and long-term rentals to obtain a permit from the city. The city has been attempting to create a registry of rental units for almost 15 years, only to be met with lawsuits and court orders. The most recent iteration of the city’s rental registry was struck down in March by a state court for placing excessive burdens on owners. The latest version of the legislation moves away from a physical registry of units and instead employs a permitting process to keep track of rentals in the city.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (09/20/23) Hallie Lauer