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GovOS Collaborates with the Vermont Short-Term Rental Alliance
GovOS STR offers an industry-leading registration system for local municipalities that need STR operators to obtain a license and the identity and compliance components.
Fremont, CA: Thanks to technological advancements, citizens can now engage in the sharing economy by offering their houses to visitors. However, many municipalities are grappling with how to safeguard neighborhoods while supporting this entrepreneurial spirit.
GovOS, a leading supplier of digital transformation solutions for local governments, collaborated with the Vermont Short-Term Rental Alliance (VTSTRA), a nonprofit business group representing Vermont vacation rental owners and short-term rental (STR) hosts. The collaboration will aid both organizations' continued efforts to promote responsible renting by expanding access to tools and software solutions that foster healthy STR communities.
VTSTRA's objective is to promote standards that preserve the well-being of Vermont's STR hosts, guests, neighbors, and communities, while simultaneously promoting policies that stimulate smart growth development to address the state's housing needs. The VTSTRA supports the adoption of STR registration systems to ensure that operators are aware of and follow state and municipal regulations.
The GovOS STR solution, chosen by towns across the United States, assists local governments in understanding and mitigating the effects of STRs on their community and the local economy. GovOS STR offers an industry-leading registration system for local municipalities that need STR operators to obtain a license and the identity and compliance components. The system also allows for tax collection (including both state and municipal lodging taxes, where relevant) and a multilingual complaint hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The system is intended to provide a complete solution that aids in the improvement of engagement between STR operators and government bodies.
"GovOS is aligned with VTSTRA's desire to support STR hosts and the communities in which they operate," said Kevin Lafeber, President of GovOS. "From its inception, GovOS has taken a holistic approach to offering solutions that have a positive impact. By supporting local governments and the communities they serve, we have fundamental insight into what citizens, businesses, and government agencies need to achieve their goals. Our companies' shared interest in advocating for more awareness, understanding, and cooperation is what makes this partnership so valuable."