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Mercer says vacation rental locations don't have permits


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MERCER, Wis. — The Mercer Town Board of Supervisors on Thursday addressed the issue of the growing number of vacation rental units without permits.

There are at least three residential homes in the community are being used as tourist rooming houses, said John Sendra, town board chair during his report to the supervisors. The owners are advertising as vacation rentals through online rental agencies such as AirBnB and VRBO but as far as the city is aware, no one is paying lodging or other taxes and were never permitted to function as rentals, he sai...