Green Bay, WI Partners with STR Helper
The Green Bay Area Room Tax Commission has partnered with Bear Cloud Software’s STR Helper to provide a complete cloud-based software service and solution that will enable communities in the Green Bay and Brown County Area to identify and monitor each short-term rental and help insure ordinance and tax compliance.
The use of short-term rentals increases dramatically during football season in communities near NFL stadiums as does the potential for these communities to collect additional tax revenues. In addition, problems often associated with short-term rentals can escalate and communities will encounter the need and the importance of real-time monitoring and reporting capabilities which are provided by STR Helper.
STR Helper was designed and built from the ground up by a former mayor and city manager in a city that had hundreds of previously unregulated short-term rentals with the goal of solving the short-term rental code compliance problems and tax collection challenges in their city. Originally intended for use only in their city, requests quickly began pouring in from other cities to be able to use the software, and in less than two years over 70 cities are using STR Helper to successfully solve their short term rental related challenges.
STR Helper’s complete, affordable solution includes STR Helper’s unparalleled accuracy in identifying addresses and owners of short-term rentals advertising on dozens of platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway and Craigslist as well as a customized online registration portal that allows owners to comply with established ordinances and successfully register the property as required. The software increases short-term rental related tax revenues while decreasing short-term rental related problems and has highly trained US based customer service to assist cities every step of the way in the implementation and use of the software. For cities that want to more efficiently manage nuisance complaints, a complaint portal and a 24/7 complaint hotline for neighbors to report problems are also available.
STR Helper empowers cities and counties to have more control over all aspects of short-term rentals and reduce administrative costs while increasing tax revenues and compliance rates with ordinances.
In addition to the adoption of STR Helper by Green Bay and the Brown County, WI area, recent adoptions also include Rancho Mirage and Desert Palm, CA; Sacramento, CA; Montgomery County, MD; Charleston, SC; Charleston County, SC; Tillamook, OR; Vail, CO; Palm Desert, CA; Golden, CO; Dania Beach, FL; Pagosa Springs, CO and Sedona, AZ.