Renting out homes, basements and apartments to holidaymakers via booking sites like Airbnb and VRBO is restricted in residential zones in many areas, as cities say having vacation rentals in regular neighborhoods is an invitation for problems such as parking and noise.

And homeowners renting to visitors are competing with hotels, raising questions about the lack of regulations and the collection of tourism taxes.

Utah is now looking at ways to enforce regulation and how to improve zoning plans.

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