From the Friday, December 27, 2019 Newton City Council Newsletter:

Short Term Rental Ordinance effective January 2, 2020

Starting January 2, 2020, all short-term rental properties in the City of Newton must be in compliance with the requirements set forth in Chapter 20, Article IX and Chapter 30, Section 6.7.5 of the City Ordinances.


Residents seeking to operate a short-term rental in Newton must register with the Inspectional Services Department prior to the occupancy of any rental property that commences after January 1, 2020.

Registration form and associated documents must be submitted in person to the Inspectional Services Department Office. Office Hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. No documents will be accepted by mail or email.

            Registration Form available HERE.

            Annual Certification Form available HERE.

Registration Certificate may take 10-14 business days to be issued.

More information is available at Newton, MA – Short Term Rental Information

If you would like additional information on any of the items listed in this newsletter, please let us know.


David Olson

City Clerk [email protected]

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