What are the major elements of the new law regarding B&Bs?
B&Bs are now a permitted use in residential, business, hotel, rural and agricultural zones. There is a cap on the number of permits that may be approved. Two dwellings per parcel may be rented short-term. The property owner has to live full-time in one of the two dwellings. The Planning Department is authorized to process most B&B applications.

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1. What is a Bed and Breakfast?
2. What are the major elements of the new law regarding B&Bs?
3. Are there additional requirements for a B&B to operate on agricultural land?
4. What should I do if I have a conditional permit application to operate a transient vacation rental business submitted prior to the passing of the new law?
5. How many B&B permits may be issued in each area?
6. How can I obtain an application for a B&B permit?
7. Do I have to post a project sign before I submit my application?
8. How long will it take to process my application?
9. Will B&B applications be prioritized?
10. Will the processing of applications be streamlined?
11. Will neighbors and others be allowed to comment on applications?
12. By submitting a permit application, am I guaranteed a slot within the limited amount allowed in my area?
13. What happens if the cap amount in my district is reached before my application is approved?
14. Can I operate my B&B immediately after submitting an application?
15. What happens if a B&B business is found to be operating without a permit?