Better Neighborhoods Through Zoning The City's goal through its zoning regulations is to maintain neighborhood integrity. Authorizing Short Term Rentals (STRs) to exist within residential districts disrupts the nature of, and is incompatible with the designated use of that district.
The City has been made aware of specific concerns as it relates to STRs, among these are:
Increased traffic associated with the STR
Nuisance complaints regarding parties/noise, trash, and parking issues
Concerns regarding strangers coming in and out of the neighborhoods on a frequent basis
Zoning Regulations and Potential Fines
Short-term rentals are only allowed in specific zoning districts with the approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP). The unapproved use of a property as an STR violates Sugar Land's zoning regulations.