How many guests are allowed to stay in a Short-Term Rental?

"Maximum occupancy" means the maximum number of allowable occupants and the overnight guests of those occupants for a short-term rental, as established in Section §150-5 of the ordinance. The “Occupancy Limit” is based upon the number of bedrooms in the dwelling. The overnight occupancy of a residential rental shall not exceed the sum of two persons per bedroom plus an additional two persons. Children aged 12 and younger shall not be counted towards the overall number of occupants. A “Bedroom” is defined as a room or space designed to be used for sleeping purposes with two means of egress (one of which may be a window that meets egress requirements.) Spaces used for eating or cooking, bathrooms, toilet rooms, closets, halls, storage or utility rooms and similar uses are not considered Bedrooms. 

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1. When was the new ordinance adopted?
2. When does the ordinance go into effect?
3. How do I obtain a Residential Rental License Application?
4. Does the ordinance impact a current rental contract?
5. Why has the City of Lewes adopted new rental regulations?
6. How were these regulations developed?
7. What is stated in the new regulations?
8. How are these regulations different than the previous ordinances?
9. How is enforcement addressed in the regulations?
10. If I currently operate a rental, will I be allowed to continue?
11. What if I suspect a rental is unicensed?
12. What is a Short-Term Rental?
13. Is a Vacation Rental the same as a Short-Term Rental?
14. Where are Short-Term Rentals allowed in the City?
15. Can an accessory structure be rented as a Short-Term Rental?
16. Who needs to apply for a rental license?
17. What are the fees for a rental license, license violation, and operational violation?
18. What are the general safety requirements?
19. Is an inspection required of the rental prior to license issuance?
20. What information is required to process an application for a Rental License?
21. When do I need to renew my Rental License?
22. How many guests are allowed to stay in a Short-Term Rental?
23. Does an owner have to be present during a rental?
24. How can my rental license be revoked?
25. How are complaints against a rental in the city handled?
26. Additional Information