Charleston Short term rentals
Short Term Rental Ordinance
To Take Effect at Midnight July 9th 2018
The city of Charleston’s new Short Term Rental (STR) Ordinance will take effect as of midnight July 9th 2018 . The ordinance, adopted by City Council in April, establishes clear STR eligibility guidelines within Charleston’s historic districts. The ordinance also provides the city with the infrastructure it needs to effectively monitor compliance.
Information on STRs, eligibility requirements and instructions on how to file a complaint may be found at
While this ordinance is an appropriate first step, the concern over STRs is far from settled. City planning and zoning bodies apparently continue to approve numerous STRs via alternate approval processes not governed by the new ordinance. The Historic Charleston Foundation steadfastly advocates against the proliferation of STRs and other accommodations uses in Charleston. (we will definitely be watching this)