On March 13, 2017, the Village Board passed an ordinance regulating tourist rooming houses within the Village. All Tourist Rooming Houses will be required to obtain a tourist rooming house permit to operate within the Village as of July 1, 2017.
FAQWhat is a Tourist Rooming House(TRH)?
Any dwelling unit where sleeping accommodations are offered for pay on a short term rental basis to tourists or transients except: Bed and breakfast establishments, Hotels, or any private boarding or rooming houses, ordinarily conducted as such, that do not accommodate tourists or transients.
What are the requirements to run a TRH and how do I apply?
All TRHs are required to obtain proper licensing and inspection from the State of Wisconsin, insurance with specific TRH coverage, and a variety of other occupancy/parking requirements. See the full ordinance and application below.
Additionally, every owner of a tourist rooming house shall appoint a local agent to manage the tourist rooming house if the owner resides outside a 30 mile radius from the tourist rooming house or if the owner will be absent while the property is being rented as a tourist rooming house.
What are the fees associated with the permit?
The initial application fee for a TRH is $500(includes all inspections). The renewal application is $100 plus $100 for the fire inspection.
Can I run more than one TRH in the Village?Will I be notified if a TRH has been proposed in my neighborhood?
Yes. All property owners within 300 feet of a proposed Tourist Rooming House will be notified at least 10 days in advance of the Public Safety meeting in which the application shall be reviewed.
Is there a maximum number of days I can rent my TRH annually?