south haven

SOUTH HAVEN — When South Haven city officials approved an ordinance two years ago to charge short-term rental homeowners $500 annually to rent their dwellings on a regular basis, officials thought the fees would offset home inspection costs and other expenditures associated with the STR program.

But so far that hasn’t happened. In 2020, administration and home safety inspections associated with the STR program ended up costing the city $100,000 – something Mayor Scott Smith said needs to be addressed.