We have talked to several property managers and most agree, the inspection process for Anna Maria City is relatively painless. There have been a few trouble spots where bedrooms are less than 100 sq ft and that does create some pain for some owners. There are several Bert Harris Claims submitted in the middle of April and it remains to be seen how the City handles the reduction of occupancy to two per bedroom above 4 bedrooms or more and the more drastic reduction to 8 maximum occupancy in 5 years. There will be no news for at least 6 months as the city has 180 days to respond.
Anna Maria City is diligently working through inspections and issuing official results with registrations in hand. If your registration was approved, schedule your inspection and the inspector will let you know if there are any deficiencies at the time of inspection. If the inspector verbally passes you a few weeks later you should have your official inspection report in hand with your Anna Maria City registration.
If you have vacation property in Holmes Beach hang on, the City is working through details and we had a meeting among stakeholders earlier in April to work through some of the details of the registration and inspection process.
If you have a vacation property in Bradenton Beach I would encourage you to get involved. The City is discussing a quality of life ordinance and appears June 7th, 2016 at 6 PM there will be substantial discussion revolving what that ordinance should encompass.