Saturday, September 25, 2021

Southlake City Council to Continue Short Term Rental Discussion

At their November 7, 2017 meeting City Council will discuss, during work session, possible approaches to regulating homes that are used as Short Term Rentals (STRs) within Southlake. The Work Session will begin at 5:30 PM in Southlake Town Hall.

At their September 5, 2017 meeting, City Council held a discussion regarding short term home rentals. Residents were invited to speak and City staff provided an overview of how Southlake and other cities currently regulate STR properties.

In an effort to continue the conversation and learn more about the research conducted by staff since the September 5 meeting, City Council will once again revisit the topic at the November 7 meeting.  “Our goal is to provide the best possible information to residents and the Council as we explore this topic,” said Planning and Development Services Senior Director Ken Baker.

Here’s how you can participate:

A webpage was setup on the City’s website where residents can submit comments about STRs using the contact form.

Online comments will be provided to City Council. You may also subscribe to the STR webpage to receive updates from the City regarding this topic using the email subscription box on the STR webpage.

If you have any questions about the upcoming work session, please contact the Planning and Development Services department at (817) 748-8621. You can also visit the Short Term Rental webpage at

Community Recreation Center Phase II Council Discussion

At the March 4, 2014 City Council meeting the Council was briefed by Assistant City Manager Ben Thatcher on the options of funding the proposed phase II of Southlake’s Community Recreation Center.   Thatcher’s presentation and the discussion by the Council that immediately followed can be viewed below.

For more information about the Community Recreation Center, please visit