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Groton Short Term Rentals Feedback Page - Your chance to provide early input

Hello Groton!

OPDS has created a Short Term Rentals Project Page on Greater Groton. Please take a look around - you will find a QUICK POLL, project timeline and meeting dates, links to documents, staff contacts, and opportunities to leave feedback via open forum throughout the project.

Shareable safe link: http://www.greatergroton.com/short-term-rentals-in-groton

About this Project:

If you like to travel, you've probably heard of VRBO or Airbnb-style short-term rentals (STRs). You may also rent out a vacation home, a portion of your home, or the neighborhood that you live in may be impacted by a STR. Residential housing is being used in many different ways, one of which is to rent that home for short periods of time. STRs were once a niche way to travel, but are now available for rent all over the world.

The Town of Groton is considering ways to regulate STRs. What you might not know is that at this time, the State of Connecticut has no legislation in place regulating short term rentals statewide. Historically, Groton hasn’t regulated them either. So to keep up with the demand, regulation of these properties must be done through a change to our zoning regulations or development of a new town ordinance.

On this project page, you will find more information on the process of establishing regulations, and opportunity to give feedback.

Please share this information on your social media and with friends and neighbors interested in the subject. We welcome your opinions!