Chicago Airbnb Hosts,
We have an UPDATE for you:
The BACP's STR Registration System is not accepting renewal applications at this time because the system is NOT yet ready.
Airbnb, ourselves, and the BACP advise that you DO NOT try to renew your registration until further notice from the BACP.
This means that your listing will not be affected in any way from not renewing your registration.
If your listing is past the renewal deadline, it will show up as Pending on Airbnb. This is OK and your listing is not in jeopardy of being shut down in any way until BACP officially releases their renewal system.
If you were DENIED prior to the new registration system going online on June 1st, then you would apply AS A NEW REGISTRATION. Each individual circumstance is different of course, so this does not mean your registration will be accepted unless it compiles with Chicago regulations.
With regards to when the renewal system will be ready, we don’t have an official date, but should have updates by the beginning of October at our next Zoom event covering the registration system.
As always, it's always a pleasure to serve our Chicago Short Term Rental Community! If you have any questions about this or anything else, please contact us on our KCL page or leave a comment down below!