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Bill BL2019-7

An ordinance to amend Section 17.16.250 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding the existence of a Short Term Rental Property – Owner-Occupied in a two-family zoning district (Proposal No. 2019Z-017TX-001).


Section 1. That Section 17.16.250, Subsection E.1, is hereby amended by deleing subsections e and f in their entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

e. Only one permit shall be issued per lot in single-family and two-family zoning districts, except as described in subsection E.1.f.

f. Ownership of two-family dwellings. For properties in two-family zoning districts where a two-family dwelling exists, the following shall govern:

i. If both units of the two-family dwelling are owned by the same person, and one of the two units is the primary residence of the owner, the owner may apply for one (1) permit applicable to one (1) of the units. Prior to the issuance of such permit, an instrument shall be prepared and recorded with the register's office covenanting that the two-family dwelling may only be used under the conditions listed herein for so long as the STRP—Owner-occupied permit is valid.

ii. If the two-family dwelling units are owned by different persons, and each unit is the primary residence of the corresponding owner, then each owner may be issued a separate permit. No more than two (2) permits may be issued per lot for these two-family dwelling units, and only one (1) permit may be issued per dwelling unit.

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Freddie O'Connell

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Legislative History

IntroducedOctober 1, 2019

Passed First ReadingOctober 1, 2019

Referred toPlanning Commission
Codes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee
Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee

Public Hearing SetNovember 5, 2019

Deferred to March 5, 2020November 5, 2019

Public Hearing SetMarch 5, 2020

Deferred to April 7, 2020March 5, 2020

Public Hearing SetApril 7, 2020

Deferred to May 5, 2020April 7, 2020

Public Hearing SetMay 5, 2020

Deferred to July 7, 2020May 5, 2020

Public Hearing SetJuly 7, 2020

Deferred to September 1, 2020July 7, 2020

Public Hearing SetSeptember 1, 2020

Passed Second Reading-

Deferred to November 17, 2020September 1, 2020

Passed Third Reading-




Next ConsiderationNovember 17, 2020

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Last Modified: 09/04/2020 1:53 PM