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Membership Benefits

  • We are your representative in the county

  • Keep abreast of news and developments in our industry

  • Things happen fast. Be notified of public meetings where government policy is decided

  • Be part of a solution which addresses community concerns while preserving our businesses

  • Help correct misperceptions about the vacation rental industry

  • Work together for the good of our community

  • Be part of “good things” in an ongoing way

Why get involved?

  • Information and resources for the application process.

  • Through cooperative effort, we are working towards effective enforcement.

  • The County is constantly drafting changes to the STRH regulations which will affect many of our businesses.

  • It is practically impossible to avoid detection by the County if you advertise on the internet. If potential guests can find you, so can zoning inspectors. It is MVRA's goal that all of our members, both Bed & Breakfast and Short Term Rental Homes, have a process to become legal, and apply to the County for a permit.

  • Work cooperatively with our county government

  • There is strength in numbers, and a chance to guide the political process in a reasonable direction.

Our Platform

MVRA has a vision which maintains the flow of visitor dollars into our local economy and preserves the jobs of STRH staff, while addressing community concerns about STRH proliferation and impacts on neighborhoods.

MVRA acknowledges the need to address illegal proliferation concerns, and feels that community plan caps adequately address this issue, when these limits are set reasonably. This will maintain a balance of supply and demand, relieving pressure which could otherwise result in spawning of unpermitted operations. 

The vacation rental industry is an ally of the County with respect to implementing regulations. Agreed-upon standards of operation are promoted.

Like any regulated industry such as physicians or realtors, unlicensed operators are an issue. Proper enforcement for illegal Short Term Rental is critical.  This will address further illegal proliferation, which is one of the biggest concerns in the industry.

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