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About Short-Term Rentals

The City of New Buffalo recognizes that one of our largest industries is tourism and it supports many different types of businesses.  The City also recognizes that a major part of the tourism industry is the short-term rental or vacation rental marketplace.

Ensuring the operation of short-term rentals is done in a safe and controllable manner for the well-being of all in the community is a priority for the City. The intent of these regulations is not to restrict or eliminate short-term rentals; rather, the intent is to have safeguards in place to protect the consumer as well as the property owner, surrounding neighbors and emergency responders. The character of residential zoning districts must also be preserved.

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