Our Good Neighbor Policy

It’s no secret why visitors from all around the world love to visit Lafayette. Many of them choose to stay in our neighborhoods to better enjoy our rich culture. We’ve established a set of Best Practices for short-term rental owners to help balance personal property rights with neighborhood concerns.

Guest Policies

We recommend a two-night minimum, only renting to guests from out of town, and limiting rentals to guests that have already received two positive reviews on your renting platform.


Your home should have smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, a fire extinguisher and first aid kit. Be sure to communicate in your materials where these are located.

Contact Info

Make sure you can easily get in touch with guests and that they can get in touch with you. Make sure that your neighbors have a way to contact you in case they have a concern or complaint.

Know What to Do if there’s a Problem

If you have a problem with a short-term rental in your neighborhood, such as loud noise, your first step is to contact the owner. They’ll contact the guests and put an end to any issues you’re having quickly. If you’re unable to get in touch with the owner or are unhappy with their resolution, your next step is to call the Lafayette Police by dialing 911.

City of Lafayette quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am.

LTLA Can Help

We’re here to help both neighbors and property owners co-exist. If you have a problem with a neighbor’s rental, contact us and we’ll talk to them for you. We’ll ask them to follow our best practices and make sure they understand the neighborhood concerns.

Report Repeat Offenders to the Rental Platforms

Most properties are rented through the AirBnB or VRBO travel platforms which employ neighborhood support departments and will remove properties that prove to be repeat offenders.

AirBnB Neighborhood Support

VRBO Neighborhood Support