Oak Island, Southport suspends short-term rentals

0
Oak Island's Town Seal. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY)

OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Moments after the fifth and sixth COVID-19 case were identified in Brunswick County, The Town of Oak Island declared a state of emergency.

On Saturday, the town also suspended “short term” rentals.

- Advertisement -

All rental agencies and property owners that rent properties on Town of Oak Island are instructed to have all current renters, with a rental period of less than 3 months, vacate the rentals. They’ve also been instructed to leave the town no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Effective immediately, there will be no new rental occupancies for less than 90 days allowed within the town.

Also on Saturday, all rental agencies and property owners that rent properties in Southport are instructed to have all current renters, who rent for a period of less than 3 months duration, and their invitees, vacate the premises and leave no later than 2 p.m. on March 22. Effective immediately, the city says there will be no new rental occupancies.



Town officials also urge that all travel be limited to essential travel, and that people limit groups to nor more than 10 people.