STVR 6 Days Until The Vote

Dated: February 19 2024

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πŸ•’ Tybee Buyers Alert: New STVR Ordinance May Leave Only 20 Days to Secure Your Private Property Rights!

🌟 Seize the Opportunity! Unlock the Benefits of Owning on Tybee Island! 🏑

Income Generation: 
πŸ’° Owning a Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) provides owners with an opportunity to generate income through rental bookings whether they live on site and are sharing part of their home or while they are not using their property.

Flexible Usage:
πŸ”„ Owners can enjoy their property during non-peak rental periods, offering a perfect balance between personal use and rental income.

Investment Returns:
πŸ“ˆ The demand for vacation rentals can assist in supplementing the cost of owning a property on Tybee Island.

Property Appreciation:
🏑 The popularity of Tybee Island as a vacation destination can contribute to property appreciation over time.

Community Engagement: 
🀝 STVR owners often become engaged in the local community, contributing positively to the island's social fabric allowing you to meet your neighbors through  charity events, local restaurants, and beach clean ups! 

πŸ“… Join and Make Your Voice Heard for Your Rights: 02/22/24 πŸ“…


Showcasing Island Living:
🏝️ Vacation rentals offer a firsthand experience, allowing potential residents to envision life on Tybee Island contributing to a growing population on the island. Did you know that Tybee Island is currently home to its largest population in history?
Economic Boost for Local Businesses: 

πŸ’Ό Visitors contribute to the local economy, supporting restaurants, grocery stores, and small businesses, helping them thrive year-round.
Job Creation: 

πŸ’Ό The vacation rental industry generates employment opportunities in areas such as housekeeping, maintenance, lawn care, property management, restaurants, stores, and local businesses.
Diverse Ownership Opportunities: 

🏑 Vacation rentals enable property owners to offset the costs of beach house ownership, promoting a diverse community of homeowners on Tybee Island.
Preventing Vacant Properties: 

🚫 By attracting visitors year-round, vacation rentals prevent homes from remaining empty, ensuring a lively and vibrant community.
Enhanced Property Values: 

🌟 Well-maintained vacation properties contribute to the overall appeal of the island, positively impacting property values for homeowners.
Community-Centric Owners: 

🀝 Vacation rental owners often become invested community members, fostering a sense of care and commitment toward Tybee Island.

Read The Agenda Packet 

Download The Full Agenda Packet Here

See The Tybee Zoning Map

Join the Tybee Alliance Today!

Donate $500 to the Lawsuit Against Stripping of Property Rights Now

See the Last Council Meeting Recording & Review the Moratorium


Upcoming Decision: The Vote for the Proposed Ordinance is Coming Soon! Plan to Attend the Meeting to Speak Up!

🏠 Sale of a Property Terminates Rights to Rent:

If you sell your property, it would immediately terminate your rights to rent.

πŸ”„ LLC Restructuring Triggers Immediate Termination:

Any restructuring of your LLC, including a change in the percentage of ownership, will result in an immediate termination of your rental certificate.

πŸ”„ Retitling to Spouse, Family, or Upon Death:

Retitling the property to a spouse, family member, or anyone upon death will also lead to an immediate termination of your rental certificate.

πŸ›οΈ Property Trust Results in Termination:

Placing your property into a trust will terminate your rights to rent. 

Our Perspective: Ensuring that all homeowners retain the right to choose how they use their property is the key to maintaining Equal Private Property Rights.

Personalize Your Message To City Council In An Email HERE!


I have received many calls, texts, and emails about the moratorium since it all began, and I hope I can continue to bring clarity to such an overwhelming process. The moratorium has ENDED an only those with licenses in place can currently continue to rent unless they are owner occupied. As a Tybee resident, property owner and Realtor of 18+ years involved in property management, individual property rights are always a priority.
Whether you care about private property rights, love Tybee Island, buy or sell real estate, own property on Tybee, or are considering it- this issue affects YOU! Please speak up and let the City Council hear from you
Mayor, City Manager, and Council members' emails:

Brian West, Mayor  | 912-658-1234
Tony Ploughe |  912-710-0035
Nick Sears | 912-373-6648
Spec Hosti | 912-786-4573
Bill Garbett | 912-4337343
Kathryn Williams | 912-521-5266
Monty Parks | 912-704-5152
Michelle Owens, City Manager |
 (912) 786-4573
Janet Leviner, City Clerk  |
Bubba Hughes, City Attorney |  912-233-9700

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Email Tybee City Council About Your Rights Being Threatened:
It is widely known now City Council members are moving forward to plan to vote in favor of this.
 Ask your emails go on record and be included in the next City Council Agenda Packet. I've heard from 100s of property owners weekly who do not want to lose their right to rent now, in the future, or ever!
We want equal protection for all property owners!

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Jenny Rutherford

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