Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Ordinance update

Anna Maria City:  We continue to be on the docket for Mid November for the entire ordinance to be heard by the honorable Judge Smith of Manatee County.  It is expected the court hearing will be 1-2 days and we expect a ruling on the validity of the ordinance after...

Early September 2015 busy on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria City passed their revised vacation rental ordinance September 2nd.  Unfortunately the commission just prior to the vote change grandfathering to be 5 years.  It seems to be public information the City used 5 years as a “placeholder” and plans...

Holmes Beach Vacation Rental Ordinance

Holmes Beach had their first reading 8-25-2015 of the proposed ordinance.  There is a work session Thursday, 8-27-2015 to discuss more details and the final reading of the ordinance is scheduled for September 8th, 2015. We believe the largest concern of property...

AMIVPA – Anna Maria City mediation and injunction news

On July 22, 2015, an informal mediation was held between the parties.  In advance of the meeting, the parties agreed to maintain the communications at the informal mediation as confidential to encourage an open and honest discussion. Last week, the City filed a motion...

Injunction news – Anna Maria rental ordinance

Wednesday, July 15th Manatee County court heard the associations argument in regards to the temporary injunction hearing requested.  The court ruled in favor of granting the temporary injunction. The injunction was based on two items: 1)  The Anna Maria City ordinance...

Anna Maria City letter to most owners of real property in the City

There seems to be a great deal of confusion regarding the AM City letter which was sent June 2015 to all owners in Anna Maria City.   We have received many calls from owners that their legal counsel is informing them IF they fill out the application their vacation...

Amended litigation – Anna Maria City Vacation Rental ordinance

The association has amended our litigation against the City of Anna Maria due to the emergency ordinance which was passed June 11th, 2015.  In addition, we have modified the litigation to include the building moratorium which was passed in 2014 to stop four bedroom or...

Anna Maria City vacation rental ordinance

Anna Maria City passed the amendment to the current vacation rental ordinance which requires owners to send in considerable information regarding guests inbound after JAN 1st, 2016 and entered into a rental contract prior to April 9th.  Unfortunately the requirement...

Anna Maria City meeting Thursday June 11th

If you are following the Anna Maria City vacation rental ordinance you should make the commission meeting Thursday, June 11th, 2015.  We have been informed of a modification which the city plans to make to grandfather existing reservations prior to April 8th when the...

Anna Maria City ordinance update

Most of us like to think reasonable people can work out reasonable problems on our own without the need for professional guidance.  Unfortunately in regards to the Anna Maria City newly adopted vacation rental ordinance passed in early April 2015 that is no longer the...