Last updated: March 3, 2023

Grundy County, TN Selects GovOS Short-Term Rental Solution

Grundy County is investing in the GovOS platform to improve community engagement and use data to measure the scope and impacts of the town’s short-term rental economy
Posted by GovOS Team
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Austin, TX, March 3, 2023 – GovOS, a leading provider of digital transformation solutions for local governments, today announced its Short-Term Rental (STR) solution has been selected by Grundy County, TN. County staff will use data collected by the GovOS platform to improve communication with the community and the property owners operating within county lines. This insight will empower the county to make data-driven decisions that benefit citizens, businesses, and county staff and help preserve the quality of life in this picturesque mountain region.

Grundy County is located approximately 46 miles northwest of Chattanooga. Located along the Cumberland Plateau, the county boasts a variety of vistas, bluffs, forests, and state parks that attract outdoor enthusiasts from across the country. To ascertain what kind of lodging those visitors choose, the county conducted an extensive review of technology providers. The GovOS platform was chosen over other STR applications for its data accuracy, ability to collect registration fees alongside tax remittance, and expertise on upcoming legislation in the state of Tennessee.

“We welcome everyone who wants to visit Grundy County and want to ensure they have a stay that embodies our southern hospitality,” said Michael Brady, Mayor of Grundy County, TN. “We recognize that many of these visitors will choose to stay in short-term rental properties, which are operated by the hard-working citizens who call Grundy County home. As such, we are turning to best-in-class technology to help us preserve our community while promoting economic growth for business owners. GovOS has the features our team needs and more importantly, the support team we feel confident partnering with. We feel confident that Grundy County will see the results of this effort this year and for years to come.”

GovOS STR is a fully integrated solution built on years of feedback from local government agencies building holistic systems for short-term rentals. The platform combines AI alongside human review to ensure accurate identification of rental properties. Governments use this data to better communicate with property owners, so they are up to date on the latest ordinances and requirements. On top of this, GovOS STR also provides owners and business operators unlimited support and a 24/7 community hotline for citizen concerns.

“There is no one-size-fits-all approach to working with STRs, so we’ve developed the GovOS STR platform to meet the needs of jurisdictions from Hawaii to South Carolina to the hills of Tennessee,” said Matt Coury, President & Chief Operating Officer, GovOS. “The beauty of the terrain in Grundy County cannot be understated, and the tourists and citizens there deserve the best possible experience when it comes to lodging. We welcome Grundy County to the GovOS family, alongside their counterparts in Rutherford County (TN), and are excited to see how we can help them transform their approach to STRs.”

The GovOS STR platform is scheduled to launch in June 2023, at which time the county will share more information on how owners can register their property in the database.

Local governments in Tennessee that want to learn more about the GovOS Short-Term Rental solution should visit to schedule a consultation.

About GovOS

GovOS is a leading provider of transaction and compliance software for state and local governments to streamline property, licensing, and tax interactions with businesses and citizens. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, GovOS serves more than 800 government agencies across the United States. With the company’s secure suite of cloud-based solutions, governments can maximize revenue, increase compliance, reduce costs, and meet constituent demand for modern, self-service transaction and payment services. In 2024, GovOS was named to the GovTech 100 list by Government Technology for the second time.

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