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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.
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All Tourist Rooming Houses (TRH) are required to obtain proper licensing and inspection from Public Health of Madison and Dane County, insurance with specific TRH coverage, and a variety of other occupancy/parking requirements, and a Tourist Rooming House Permit through the Village.
For more information on the Tourist Room House license by visiting the Public Health of Madison and Dane County Short-Term Rentals page. You can also view the Full Tourist Rooming Houses Village Ordinance, including all rules and regulations.
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.
Yes. However, if you reside outside a 30-mile radius from the tourist rooming house, or you will be absent while the property is being rented, you must appoint an agent.
The requirements to become an agent are as follows:
The initial application fee for a Tourist Rooming House is $500 (includes all inspections). The renewal application is $100 plus $100 for the fire inspection.
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.
No, there is no maximum number of days.
Yes. Beginning January 1, 2018, the Village approved imposing an 8% room tax on rooms or lodging to transients. For details on the room tax, please contact the Clerk/Treasurer at 608-838-3153.