At this time, the City of Madison does not have any specific short-term rental regulations requiring permits or taxes, although the City Council may consider zoning and/or licensing regulations that pertain to short-term rentals in the future. Contact your Council representative if you would like to weigh in.
There is no specific zoning district where short-term rentals are allowed, but some individuals are operating short-term rentals in residential districts in the City. Contact a personal attorney for more information on any risks or benefits associated with establishing rental property in the City.
If any nuisance problems with a rental property near you arise, you can reach out to the City’s Code Enforcement Department.
If you observe an emergency or public safety issue pertaining to a rental property, you can contact the Madison Police Department.