Crackdown on short-term rentals begins this weekend

"With its ordinance, Austin has achieved the highest level of registration that I am aware of in the US," he said.

City data shows there are about 1,150 properties licensed for short term rentals. But according to a city release increased complaints about some of those properties are prompting a pilot program launching this weekend.

"We have challenges with over occupancy, but we also hear about noise complaints, trash and debris, we hear about ingress and egress issues," explained Jacqueline Ballone with the Austin Code Department.