Membership changes effective January 2019

We are changing our membership policy to make things more convenient for you!

Beginning January 2019, new HPNA memberships will be up for renewal on January 1 of each calendar year. No more remembering dates or forgetting to renew! Pay your membership dues in January and enjoy the benefits the rest of the year.
NOTE: All membership renewals paid in October, November, and December 2018 will be treated as payments for 2019 membership. We hope this change makes it easier for you to keep track of your HPNA membership. If this presents a problem for you, please contact the HPNA Treasurer at
Memberships are available to anyone 18 and older who resides or has a business in Hyde Park.

New Airbnb Regulations

The Kansas City Star recently published an article detailing how KC will regulate Airbnb and other short-term rentals. You can read this article by clicking here.

Here are some noteworthy points for Hyde Parkers to take into account:

  • Each short-term unit is limited to eight guests, with no more than two people to a bedroom.
  • Multi-family homes are restricted to one short-term unit or 25 percent of all apartments, whichever comes first.
  • Fire and safety inspections are required.
  • Homes or apartments cannot be used for receptions, parties or similar events.
  • Owners who live on the premises must disclose their plans to all adjacent property owners.
  • Off-site owners must secure the consent of 55 percent of adjacent property owners. If that is not possible, they can apply to the city for a special use permit.
  • All hosts will pay a one-time administrative fee of $259 and then $175 annually. Hosts in historic districts or in certain other circumstances must apply for a $596 special use permit. Portions of Hyde Park are considered a historic district. Click here to look at the register of historic places.

Guests love staying in Hyde Park’s historic homes, and choosing to host can be a great experience both financially and socially.