The Vilas County Tourist Rooming House Ordinance passed with a unanimous vote last week. This is an important tool to support protecting Vilas County lakes, rivers and ground water. Vilas now have a funded and enforceable ordinance.
Included in the ordinance are requirements limiting occupancy based on septic sizing and requiring (1) parking space per each (2) occupants plus one (1) additional.
David Sadenwasser, Vilas Zoning Administrator, plans to mail letters informing short term renters and property managers in the coming weeks.
Our thanks to the many folks that attended public hearings and provided support. We especially want to call out Len Larsen from Alma/Moon Lake District for his proactive role and keeping our VCLRA board informed and engaged through-out the process.
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A draft of the ordinance is here: 2023 Vilas County TRH Ordinance. Our understanding from Len is that this draft has the language that was approved. We will provide updates as needed.