On October 15, 2019, the City of DeSoto, Texas City Council passed and approved Ordinance No. 2180-19. The Ordinance amends Chapter 4 of the DeSoto Code of Ordinances entitled “Business Regulations” by adding a new Article 4.2000 entitled “Short-Term Rentals.” The purpose of the new article is to establish regulations for the use of residential dwelling units as short-term rentals in order to ensure the protection of the health and safety of the occupants of short-term rental properties and to protect the integrity of the neighborhoods in which these properties are located. Section 4.2003 requires the operator of any short-term rental located within the City of DeSoto, Texas to obtain a short-term rental permit. The new ordinance takes effect January 1, 2020.