Short-term rental properties in Atlantic City, Brigantine and Ventnor were recently targeted for shut-down due to multiple ‘party house’ complaints. Two dozen other NJ towns were also affected.
Airbnb blocked 35 NJ listings after getting complaints about house parties that may have violated NJ state health guidelines.
Hundreds of people crammed into a house where people are not wearing face coverings, you have also invited coronavirus to your party.New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy
NOTE: The State of New Jersey allows outdoor gatherings of up to 500 people. Indoor gatherings are capped at 100 or 25% of total capacity, whichever is smaller. Protesting is not affected by executive order signed by NJ Gov Phil Murphy.
AirBnB says they took down listings alleged to be connected to large parties.
Complaints were filed by neighbors. AirBnB asking local residents to become social distance snitches if the houses on their street become standing room only.
Airbnb’s rules for parties and events prohibit members of the Airbnb Community from creating a nuisance that disturbs the surrounding neighborhood.
- Any party or event not authorized by host
- All open-invite parties and events (no fixed guest list)
Guests who violate this policy are subject to suspension or removal from Airbnb’s platform. If AirBnB receives reports that a listing is disrupting the surrounding community, they may request the host update their rules or suspend the listing.
Reporting an AirBnB disruption.
When a property that’s listed on Airbnb is causing a disturbance—whether that’s excessive noise, a disruptive party, or unsafe behavior—members of the local community can report it using our Neighborhood Support tool, which provides a link to local emergency services. They’ll also have access to the Neighborhood Support team phone number, where they can report a party that’s still in progress. Once an issue is reported, Airbnb will send a confirmation email explaining what happens next.
Atlantic City AirBnB Rules:
When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it is important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to give you some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in Atlantic City. If you have questions, contact the Code Enforcement Division by email or by phone at (609) 347-6450, or consult a local lawyer.
Atlantic City Registration Requirements
All dwelling units, rooms or other spaces that are occupied on a seasonal and/or transient rental basis must obtain a seasonal permit.
Permit applications must include a $300 application fee for each season in which they plan to be active. The seasons are broken down into three periods; winter/spring, summer, and the fall.
To apply for permits, visit Atlantic City’s website and click “Occupancy Permits – Seasonal” link.
- Certificate of Land Use: 609-347-5404, 609-347-0500.
- Smoke Certification. Contact: Fire Prevention – 609-347-5595
- Pest Certification
- Copy of brochure given to renters providing standards of conduct
Once your application has been submitted and reviewed for completion, an inspection will be scheduled. Failure to obtain a seasonal occupancy permit may result in receiving a summons from the Municipal Court and the suspension of all seasonal permits in your name.