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Dothan City Commissioners unanimously approved a trio of ordinances on Tuesday regulating short-term rental properties commonly listed on sites like Airbnb.

The ordinances define "short-term rentals" as owner or non-owner occupied dwellings or rooms that are rented for no longer than 30 consecutive days.

Dothan City Commissioners delayed a decision on short-term rental ordinances last month that required short-term rental property owners to obtain liability insurance with "minimum limits of $500,000 per occurrence and $1 million aggregate” after one property owner complained that the regulations were excessive.

An insurance requirement with greater flexibility is included in the ordinances passed on Tuesday. 

The city commission also hired Avenu Insights and Analytics LLC. to provide short-term rental full administration, discovery/recovery, and audit services for a three-year period

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