Run a short-term rental in Joplin? Permits required starting next Monday

One week from today a new ordinance goes into effect in Joplin that will involve short-term rental properties. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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Starting Monday, January 24 owners and operators of short-term rental properties that visitors would rent through Airbnb and VRBOs must apply for a permit through the city of Joplin. In order to attain a Short-term Rental Permit, applicants will need to complete the application, apply for an annual business license, provide a legal description of the property, provide a site plan of the property, and pay all applicable fees.

Once an application is received, notice will be mailed to all property owners within 185 feet of the subject property. Those who would like to protest the use of a short-term rental must return a Protest Petition to the Department of Planning, Development, and Neighborhood Services, within 15 days. If more than 30% of the land area within 185 feet is in protest, the application will be automatically denied. Once the permit application is received staff will approve or deny an application within 30 days. More information at the city of Joplin’s website at For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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