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No. Houseboats and floating vessels of any type cannot be used as a short-term rental.
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In Burke County, there are two types of short-term rentals:
The overnight occupancy for a short-term rental is two (2) persons per (legal) bedroom.
A designated responsible party is a person or agency who is available to respond to complaints or other issues regarding the short-term rental.
“Dedicated” short-term rental owners are required to have a designated responsible party. “Owner Occupied” short-term rental owners are not required to have a designated responsible party because the owner is present during the rental period.
A verified complaint is a report of violation of one or more of the short-term rental regulations that has been validated by the Zoning Administrator.
If a property owner receives three (3) verified complaints within a twelve (12) month period, the short-term rental permit will be revoked.
A short-term rental complaint form must be submitted in person, via mail, or online on the County’s website.
The inspection is to ensure the safety of the renters.
There will be an initial inspection before the short-term rental permit is issued. A yearly inspection will be performed when the short-term rental permit is renewed.