- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - City officials in Duluth have put a moratorium on new full-time vacation rental houses as neighbors express concerns about them.

WDIO-TV (https://bit.ly/1BfbG86 ) reports the Duluth City Council approved the temporary measure Monday. Residences rented out part-time and existing full-time units won’t be affected.

Council member Joel Sipress says the moratorium will give officials more time to look at where and when homes should be approved for conversion into vacation rentals. He said he had heard from residents that rental houses were leading to concerns in some neighborhoods.

Vacation rental owners tell the TV station that there’s a misconception the properties are used for parties.

Duluth has regulations for full-time vacation rental homes, including special-use permits, taxes and inspections.

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Information from: WDIO-TV, https://www.wdio.com

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