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At the January Village Board Meeting, the Village Board of Trustees adopted Local Law #1-2024: A Local Law to Amend the Zoning Law of the Village of Middleburgh for the Regulation of Short-Term Rentals unanimously, which allows Short-Term Rentals (STRs) to operate in the Commercial and Historical Districts within the Village.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Local Law #1-2024 continues to allow STRs in the Commercial District with a cap of 25 total units allowed. This cap was included to ensure the Village’s Long-Term Rental stock is not depleted.
  • Local Law #1-2024 allows STRs in the Historical District, but only for owner-occupied applicants. This language was used to prevent absentee landlords from transitioning community homes into rental income properties.
  • Local Law #1-2024 simplifies and streamlines the STR process from a Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing to a Code Enforcement permit application.

“Overall, the intention of this whole process has been to streamline STR applications and encourage greater tourism to our community while ensuring our housing stock is protected,” commented Village Mayor Timothy Knight. He added, “I want to thank our Village Short-Term Rental Committee of John Wingfield, Matt Lacy, and Jim Snyder for crafting such a comprehensive and effective Local Law.”

The Village Board also approved Resolution #1-2024: Approving STR Permit Application & Fee Schedule at the January Board Meeting. The STR Permit Application is uploaded beneath this post for easy access:

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