LAS CRUCES – Owners of Airbnb and Vrbo listed county residences will soon have to comply with new, targeted noise regulations.
Broadly proposed after rejection Changes to the Noise protection ordinance of the district last month The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners, at its March 9 meeting, voted to codify its intention to regulate noise in short-term rental properties.
In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the district commission approved an amendment to the District letting regulation that recently came into force.
The modification prohibits loud noises from short-term rental properties between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. seven days a week. The existing, more comprehensive district ordinance prohibits loud noises from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Sunday evening to Friday morning. From Friday evening to Sunday morning and on public holidays, the Noise Abatement Ordinance comes into force at midnight and applies until 6 a.m.
The amendment also states that a landlord “has the right to restrict or impose conditions on parties and gatherings on the premises, as well as conditions that limit disruption in the neighborhood and in the community”. The owner must post such restrictions in a prominent place on the property.
District 1 commissioner Lynn Ellins, who proposed the amendment to the short-term rental ordinance, said commissioners had received complaints about loud parties in some homes on weekends.
The noise protection regulations only apply to short-term rental properties within the jurisdiction of the district, with the exception of properties within the registered municipalities of the district. According to District Attorney Nelson Goodin, the new rules will go into effect 30 days from Tuesday.