The Board of Health will require all short term rental owners to submit to the Town a copy of their state certificate before the beginning of the summer rental season. Despite the lack of authority under state law and the inability to issue a fine for non-compliance, the board will also request owners to sign a “Short Term Rental Affidavit” in which the owner self attests adherence with dozens of regulations and codes.
The submission of the state certificate, would need to be in person to the Board of Health office at Town Hall. The board will most likely be drafting a distinct short term rental by law for consideration at the fall Town Meeting. Platforms like AirBnB require a copy of the state certificate to post a listing, taxes are collected through the platforms and remitted to the state and then the Town.