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Short-term rental permits due soon, less than 200 filed

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There are over 4,500 Airbnb listings throughout New Orleans

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Over 73 percent of Airbnb listings in New Orleans are whole-home rentals.
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The City of New Orleans will begin enforcing short-term rental regulations in roughly two weeks. This past Monday, the Short-Term Rental Administration—a part of the City’s Department of Safety and Permits—opened applications to apply for short-term rental permits. Registration for rental permits is required by April 1, 2017.

There are over 4,500 Airbnb short-term rental listings in New Orleans. However, only 182 short-term rental permit applications have been filed this week. The City has yet to green light any of these applications so far, The Lens reports.

Of course, Airbnb is not the only listing agent, but it agreed to supply listing information to the City’s Short-Term Rental Administration by April 1.

Out of the 4,500 Airbnb listings available to rent, over 73 percent—about 3,328 listings—are entire homes and apartment rentals. Roughly 25 percent of listings are private rooms. The city’s short-term rental regulations, which take effect April 1, prevent whole home rentals for more than 90 calendar days out of the year. Additionally, all listing owners need to have a permit recognized by the City’s Short-Term Rental Administration.

Many of the Airbnb listings are heavenly concentrated in the Bywater, Marigny, and Garden District neighborhoods. Of the 182 filed permit applications, most of the short-term rentals are concentrated in the Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods.

Check out The Lens’ permit map here.