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Short term rentals are coming back to unincorporated Clark County, but how will they be regulated?

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The Las Vegas skyline glows at dusk as a motorist pulls into the driveway of a home, in Henderson, Nevada

Short term rentals are the bane of some neighbors, and the lifeblood to some families. They are also a huge corporate business now, and they're coming back to unincorporated Clark County.   

Last year, state lawmakers passed a law forcing Clark County to regulate short-term rentals. Before the law, the county had banned them outright. They now have until July 1st to figure out how they’ll do it. 

Commissioners have until July 1st to figure out a game plan.  

How can you have short-term rentals in residential areas that aren’t a constant source of headaches for homeowners? How will they be regulated? How many people will be allowed in a home? How many per block?  

Short-term rentals already operate illegally throughout the county. If the county hasn’t stopped them from happening, can people expect them to regulate rentals when they are legal? 

Tick Segerblom, Clark County Commissioner, District E; Jackie Flores, founder, Greater Las Vegas Short Term Rental Association; Linda Riegle, Former Nevada Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court; Vivek Sah, Director, Lied Center for Real Estate Studies; Rochelle Nguyen, Assembly Woman, District 10 

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Zachary Green is the Coordinating Producer and a Reporter for KNPR's State of Nevada Program. He reports on Clark County, minority affairs, health, real estate, business, and gardening. You'll occasionally hear Zachary Green reporting and fill-in hosting on the State of Nevada program.