You can now start registering your Short Term Rental (STR) property with the City. The application process started May 8, 2018. Ordinance 170771 created two types of rentals which each have different requirements and approval processes. It can be difficult to read the ordinance and understand what type of short term rental you operate. The City created a dedicated webpage which all interested parties should consult prior to calling or visiting City Hall. You can find all the resources you’ll need for the application process, including an interactive questionnaire to help determine what kind of approval you need, time frames for approval, and application forms and other documentation at kcmo.gov/planning/short-term-rentals.
All existing short term rentals need to register and obtain approval prior to August 8, 2018.