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Commissioner Moran unveils proposed law to regulate short-term rentals.

People who operate short-term rentals in Saratoga Springs could soon be facing a registration fee and new standards if the City Council approves legislation to regulate the business. On Feb. 20, the City Council will hold a public hearing on the legislation, which would require people running short-term rentals to register their property with the city for $1,000 for two years. Under the permitting process, short-term rental owners would need to provide various information to the city, including who owns the property, proof of ownership, proof of $1 million in insurance and a fire inspection report, which would be required annually. Accounts Commissioner Dillon Moran said he brought forth the legislation after conversations with community members, studying other municipalities’ laws and reading into some court cases. From the Daily Gazette.