- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The town of Jackson has warned about 20 homeowners so far this year to stop illegally renting their homes to tourists.

Before this year the town hadn’t cited anyone for illegal short-term rentals.

Town officials pursued a new policy on illegal short-term rentals because they wanted to crack down on the practice. They have argued that it simultaneously eats into the town’s already limited housing stock while also hurting community character by inserting tourists into neighborhoods.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1P4Yjsw ) that the practice has proliferated in recent years because of the rise of easy online advertisement on websites.

People found to be breaking the law could face a penalty of as much as $750 a day.

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

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