For local governments, short-term vacation rentals (STRs) have been a growing source of challenges: from party houses and housing shortages to unlicensed units and hosts not paying taxes. Determining how to enforce regulations has been another challenge.During the COVID-19 pandemic, STRs continued to be an issue for local governments. Hosts still advertised and rented out their homes online. Communicating important information (like temporary suspensions of STRs) was impossible for municipalities that didn’t know who was operating in their area or the addresses of units. Having smart regulations and the right technology can help you care for your community.