Overland Park discusses short-term rentals following community survey

Following a deadly shooting in April at a home being used as a short-term rental, above, the Overland Park City Council's Committee of the Whole on Monday discussed whether such rentals should be licensed, regulated or banned entirely. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

A city-led analysis in Overland Park concludes that problems associated with short-term home rentals are less common than some may believe.

  • Nonetheless, the Overland Park City Council will continue exploring options for regulating or possibly completely banning these types of rentals within city limits in the future.

Driving the news: The Overland Park City Council in its Committee of the Whole meeting Monday night discussed how short-term rentals, such as AirBnb vacation homes, could be regulated.