In December 2017, the City Council adopted new rules for the operation of short-term rentals in Seattle. The new rules address regulatory licensing, taxation, and land use requirements for short-term rentals, a type of lodging sometimes called vacation rentals. Most of the new requirements will go into effect in January 2019. However, certain new Land Use Code rules went into effect on January 7, 2018. Learn more about the new rules on our Short-Term Rentals webpage.