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Dryden regulates Airbnbs in the town

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The Town of Dryden recently enacted new laws to regulate short-term rentals, or Airbnbs, in the town.

Property owners leasing their homes on this basis must now register with the town and pay a $90 fee, which lasts for two years.

Additionally, the number of days they can be absent from their property is now limited.

Planning board guidance was sought by the town board in drafting the proposed law.

Over a year was spent researching actions in other municipalities that may fit Dryden’s unique needs.

Officials estimate there are currently up to 300 short-term rentals in the town.

“Although there are a growing number of these small businesses in the Town of Dryden, our current zoning law doesn’t actually permit them,” stated Deputy Supervisor Dan Lamb. “We wanted to ensure that there’s a framework in place that allows these entrepreneurs to operate effectively, without negatively impacting the community.”

Applications for renters can be found on the town’s website.

Paper copies can be obtained via planning@dryden.ny.us 607-844-8888 x216.

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