Traverse City Officials Consider Revisiting Rental Rules

Traverse City officials say it’s time to revisit rules regarding rentals.

Right now, “tourist homes" are allowed in neighborhoods only when the owner is present.

But, they must be licensed.           

The Traverse City Planning Department says most people don’t know they need a permit to rent.

Some locals thinking the neighborhoods could suffer from too much renting, while others think it’s great for the community.

Planning commissioners are now looking at if this 17-year-old ordinance needs a rewrite.