Volusia County weighs benefits of short-term rentals in residential zones

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Volusia County Council could decide Tuesday if it will amend its code and allow short-term rentals in residential zones.

That means any property rented out for less than 30 days.

Supporters say the rentals help draw tourists and money to the area, and promote the county.

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But some neighbors say the noise and trash are big problems.

There was a bill going through the legislature that would have limited local control over them.

Now that it has not passed, it’s up to Volusia County to decide what it will do.

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The county reports this year there have been 83 complaints so far filed against short-term rentals. That’s up from the 25 last year, and 63 the year before that.

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