Cape May Point Bans Rentals For Six Weeks

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Cape May Point, NJ -  During the winter, Cape May Point is a quiet place with a few hundred year-round residents and a one-person post office. But, come summer, the town fills up with thousands of summer visitors and second-home owners.

Today, the small borough became the third local municipality to ban vacation rentals because of the COVID-19 crisis. The Point’s ban lasts six weeks, until the week before Memorial Day. Both Cape May  and Lower Township have already taken action.

Mayor Robert Moffat signed the executive order prohibiting all transient, seasonal and short-term rentals, whether by the homeowner or by the owner’s agent.

As in Cape May, anyone violating the order as well as those who aid or abet violations can be arrested and prosecuted as disorderly persons.

The Point took the action to protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens, residents, property owners and visitors. The prohibition lasts until May 22.

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