KALISPELL, Mont. — Flathead County commissioners have approved changes to rules regarding short-term rentals such as Airbnb and VRBO.

The Flathead Beacon reported (http://bit.ly/2rj8KaR ) Friday that the new changes will allow homeowners to rent out their homes for time periods shorter than 30 days. The property owners will need to obtain permits from county and state departments before they can legally begin to rent out their homes.

The update regulation also includes rules on maximum occupancy and requires property owners have enough parking spaces, staying true to homeowner associations and covenants, having a contact person available 24 hours a day for emergencies or problems and prohibits signage other than address numbers.

The county will continue to hear any complaints people might have after permits have been issued.

Information from: Flathead Beacon, http://www.flatheadbeacon.com

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