File #: PZ-0309    Name: ORDINANCE NO. 2023-13 (VACATION RENTALS ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT) AN ORDINANCE OF WELLINGTON, FLORIDA’S COUNCIL, MODIFYING ARTICLE 6 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS RELATED TO VACATION RENTALS BY AMENDING VACATION RENTALS IN TABLE 6.2-1: USE REGULATION
Type: PZ-Zoning Text Amendment
Body: Planning, Zoning and Adjustment Board
Agenda Date: 9/28/2023 Final action:
Title: ITEM: ORDINANCE NO. 2023-13 (VACATION RENTALS ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT) AN ORDINANCE OF WELLINGTON, FLORIDA'S COUNCIL, MODIFYING ARTICLE 6 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS RELATED TO VACATION RENTALS BY AMENDING VACATION RENTALS IN TABLE 6.2-1: USE REGULATIONS SCHEDULE AS A SPECIAL USE; AMENDING SEC.6.2.2.A - SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS FOR VACATION RENTALS; CREATING SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION PROVISIONS, AND ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT REQUIREMENT; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Attachments: 1. Ord 2023-13 - Vac Rentals ZTA, 2. Ord 2023-13 Exhibit A - Use Regulation Schedule, 3. Staff Report - Ord 2023-13, 4. PZAB Legal Ad
Related files: 23-6286, 23-6163, 23-6211, 24-6339
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ITEM: ORDINANCE NO. 2023-13 (VACATION RENTALS ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT) AN ORDINANCE OF WELLINGTON, FLORIDA'S COUNCIL, MODIFYING ARTICLE 6 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS RELATED TO VACATION RENTALS BY AMENDING VACATION RENTALS IN TABLE 6.2-1: USE REGULATIONS SCHEDULE AS A SPECIAL USE; AMENDING SEC.6.2.2.A - SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS FOR VACATION RENTALS; CREATING SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION PROVISIONS, AND ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT REQUIREMENT; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



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PUBLIC HEARING: YES QUASI-JUDICIAL: NO (LEGISLATIVE)


EXPLANATION: To amend Article 6 of Wellington's Land Development Regulations (LDR) by amending Vacation Rentals in Table 6.2-1: Use Regulations Schedule as a Special Use, amending Sections 6.2.2.A - supplementary regulations for vacation rentals; creating suspension and revocation provisions.

Vacation or short-term rentals continue to increase in popularity. In response to the increasing numbers of vacation rentals in Wellington and some of the associated issues that were being reported, Wellington adopted Ordinance No. 2020-11. This Ordinance established supplemental regulations for vacation rentals. The popularity of vacation rentals in Wellington continues to increase and so have the impacts to adjacent property owners and neighborhoods. The increase in impacts prompted the Village Council to direct the drafting of additional standards and enforcement provisions for consideration.


SUMMARY: The Florida Statutes (509.032(7)(b)) preempts Wellington from regulating the length of stay of a rental, including vacation rentals. The proposed changes to revise the supplementary regulations are not preempted. Wellington is revising the supplementary regulations to establish a set of regulations that allow for the operation of a vacation rental but in such as way that it does not negatively impact the quality of life of adjacent residents or dist...

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