The Santa Fe, N.M., County Commission is considering extending the timeframe for licensing and registering short-term rentals under an ordinance that has drawn concerns over its application process. During a special meeting on Feb. 21, the commission discussed moving the deadline from March 15 to June 1. On March 14, the county will hold another meeting to discuss updates to the ordinance or if another extension is warranted. The ordinance, passed in October, requires short-term rental owners to get a business license with the county. The ordinance also will require these rental owners to adhere to the county’s Sustainable Land Development Code. Since the ordinance was implemented, the county has received complaints about the license application process and the development code some rental owners were not aware of until the ordinance was introduced.
Santa Fe New Mexican (02/22/23) Claudia L. Silva