How Governments are Maximizing Revenues with Enhanced Short-Term Rental Compliance

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted widespread travel and nonessential business restrictions. But surging demand for nearby, convenient getaways led short-term rental (STR) use to grow by 20 percent. As governments face growing budget deficits, they need to ensure all short-term rental operators pay their fair share, obtain business licenses, and operate in ways that benefit the broader community.

Join our experts from Granicus and to hear how smart regulations and the right technology are helping governments solve STR challenges, enforce fair regulations, and generate additional income.

You’ll hear:

– How hundreds of communities have generated millions in additional revenue using software to identify STR properties, educate hosts about laws, and encourage compliance

– How to effectively regulate the growing STR phenomenon in your jurisdiction, from ordinance to enforcement

– How to cost-effectively automate the majority of your community’s STR work



Ulrik Binzer

Ulrik Binzer
General Manager of Compliance Services at Granicus and founder of Host Compliance

Ulrik Binzer is the General Manager of Compliance Services at Granicus and founder of Host Compliance, the world’s leading provider of short-term vacation rental registration, tax collection and compliance monitoring software and services for local governments. A pioneer in the vacation home rental enforcement solution space, Ulrik developed the first vacation home rental compliance monitoring tools and now uses his expertise and insights to help local governments across North America draft and enforce short-term vacation rental regulations.

Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini — Moderator
Co-executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Phil Bertolini is the Co-Director of the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. Previously, he served as deputy county executive and CIO for Oakland County, Michigan.

During his 31-year tenure, Phil built a world-class IT organization in the second-largest county in Michigan, just north of Detroit. As Oakland County CIO, he oversaw more than 150 employees serving over 1.2 million residents. In 2005, he was also promoted to deputy county executive, holding dual positions until his retirement.

Phil’s efforts earned the county national attention, winning numerous awards for technology innovation and excellence. He was named one of Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year and Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. He was also honored by the President Obama White House as a Champion of Change for 2012.

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