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Committee will examine short term vacation rental industry and make recommendations

As a result of the City Commission’s special meeting on Wednesday, May 23 to receive public input regarding the rapidly growing short term vacation rental industry and its impact on the city, the commission is looking for volunteers to serves on a special committee regarding the subject.

The seven members of the Special Committee on Short Term Rentals will represent a wide range of those involved in and affected by the industry. The committee will study the vacation rental market in St. Augustine and based on its findings make recommendations to the commission for new or amended ordinances.

In order to have the committee represent a broad range of those associated with the industry, the commission will consider appointments of those who are:

  • owners/operators of a private short term rental;
  • owners/operators of a commercial short term rental;
  • owners/operators of a bed and breakfast;
  • representatives of the vacation rental by owner industry;
  • real estate property managers; and
  • residents from areas most affected by vacation rentals.

Those interested in applying should submit a letter stating qualifications to serve on this special committee to:

The City Manager’s Office
City of St. Augustine
75 King Street
St. Augustine, FL  32084

Letters may also be submitted by email to or by fax to 904.825.1096.

Letters must be received in the City Manager’s Office by Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 12:00pm.

For more information contact the City Manager’s Office at 904.825.1006.