MICHIGAN CITY — By a vote of 5-4 after another lengthy debate on the matter, the Michigan City Common Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday that will require homeowners offering short-term rentals of their properties to register with the city.

But by an identical vote, that ordinance was amended to no longer require short-term rental owners to pay a permit fee or additional fines for tenants’ ordinance violations; nor will they be forced to display a sticker on the home’s exterior indicating the building’s status as a short-term rental property.

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