Township Council Bans Rental of "Transient Accommodations"
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - (November 14, 2019) - Township Council Thursday voted unanimously to ban all "transient accommodations" - defined by state law as “a room, group of rooms, or other living or sleeping space for lodging of occupants, including, but not limited to residences or buildings used as residences.”
Ordinance 2019-48 means Robbinsville homeowners will not be able to list their properties for short-term rentals, such as through the popular Airbnb service. Council introduced the ordinance October 24 after a presentation by the Robbinsville Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC), led by Vice Chair Elizabeth Meyers, two weeks earlier.
The state law does not apply to listing by real estate agents or brokers. However, municipalities can impose fees and taxes on local rental properties, in addition to state sales and use tax, if they were to permit use and collect the taxes.