- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Homeowners in most parts of Teton County will no longer be allowed to rent out their properties for short-term visitors.

Both county commissioners and Jackson town councilors voted on Monday to uphold strict interpretations of their similar short-term rental bans after nearly a year of deliberations. The laws bar homeowners from renting their homes for less than 30 days at a time, a common practice on online brokerage sites like VRBO.com.

The Jackson Hole Daily (http://bit.ly/1v641Vv ) reports that some parts of the county, including the Aspens and Teton Village, are exempt and are specifically allowed to have short-term rentals by statute.

Since 2007, the laws had been interpreted to allow homes to be rented for shorter periods but only once a month.

One Jackson business, the Clear Creek Group, has made a practice of renting luxury homes to visitors for as much as $100,000 a week. Visitors technically signed a one-month lease but were only able to stay for shorter periods of time.

Jackson Mayor Mark Barron was the only member of both boards to oppose the strict interpretation. He said the 2007 interpretation was the original intent of the town’s 1994 ban.

“This is an over reach,” he said.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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