Joplin city official discuss the future of property rentals

Officials with the city of Joplin Monday night at a city council work session discussed the future of Airbnb rentals. KRPS’s, Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

Joplin City Hall

Currently, the city of Joplin requires a special use permit along with a fee of $550 if you operate a short-term rental property. At their meeting, Monday city officials spoke about and discussed how Springfield, Missouri handles its short-term rental market and how it charges property owners and holds them responsible with ordinances, fees, and requirements.

Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley says he’s a fan of short-term rentals, but it will be a trial and error approach to make it successful in his city. “When I travel, my daughter is a gymnast and we’re going to be in a place for four or five days, generally I’ll rent an Airbnb, more than a hotel. I don’t do it because of anything other than it’s nice to have a home, it’s nice to have a kitchen, it’s nice to be able to cook, it’s an easier place to stay if I’m staying long term”. For now, no changes were made to how Joplin handles short-term rentals but a resolution will likely be presented to the city council later this year. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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