Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach updates

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...

Anna Maria City litigation – limiting occupancy litigation

Another Anna Maria Island party brought litigation against the City of Anna Maria for the November 19th vacation rental ordinance.   The litigation argument was, “limiting occupancy was an act of prohibition.”  The state of Florida says no local...

Holmes Beach Passes Vacation rental ordinance 2-23-2016

Many of us attended the Holmes Beach City commission meeting last night.  With a few tweaks the ordinance was passed.  The City tentatively has plans to send out a letter to all with a business tax receipt. The largest change for us all is occupancy related.  May 1st,...

Anna Maria City vacation rental ordinance

Just want to be sure everyone is preparing to register their Anna Maria City Vacation rental with the City of Anna Maria.  Most of us received a letter in the postal mail reminding us of registration and City was kind enough to supply an electronic copy.  You can find...

Holmes Beach Vacation Rental ordinance

Holmes Beach is considering a vacation rental ordinance and have had several workshops with the public to work out the details.  We appreciate their due diligence to get the vacation rental ordinance correct.  A number of Anna Maria Island property managers have...

Association drops litigation with Anna Maria City

The Anna Maria Island Vacation Association has dropped the litigation against Anna Maria City.  Frankly collaboration with the Mayor as well as commissioners has led to a much improved vacation rental ordinance.  The ordinance will better stand the test of time and...

Holmes Beach work session 11-24-2015

Holmes Beach is discussing the vacation rental ordinance in a work session 11-24-2015.   It appears a regular session is scheduled at 7 PM so sometime after that will be the work session.  We often get questions on how to find times and agendas.  Best thing to to is...

Anna Maria City Vacation Rental Ordinance update – NOV 19th

Anna Maria City last night met and successfully passed the attached vacation rental ordinance.   We understand it was a unanimous vote.  The ordinance started as a 24 page document and is now a 14 page document.  Collaboration and compromise was made to create the...

Anna Maria City – vacation rental ordinance update

Two weeks ago on Wednesday, October 21st we had a court hearing where three items were heard by the honorable judge Smith. First – the judge ruled in favor of AMIVPA that the injunction was over the entire ordinance.   The position of the association is the...

Bradenton Beach Quality of life proposal

Bradenton Beach is considering a vacation rental ordinance as well.  Their first reading was the afternoon 10-8-2015.  Unofficially we have heard it passed the first reading 4 against 1.  Please see the attached proposed ordinance and if you have concerns please plan...