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If you rent a home, portion of a home or an accessory dwelling unit to guests for between 1 and 29 days at one time, a short term rental license is required.
If you only rent for 30 or more days at a time, then no license is required.
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A short term rental is defined in the City's Land Development Code as a dwelling, portion of a dwelling or accessory dwelling unit (ADU) rented to transient guests for a period of less than 30 consecutive days.
One owner may operate up to three short term rental properties within the City. However, only one reservation is allowed per property at a time. A short term rental can only be occupied for up to 240 days per calendar year. At the end of each year, a Short Term Rental Log will need to be submitted to the City verifying the number of days that a rental was occupied.
A property owner or a long term renter may operate a short term rental. If you are not the property owner, you will need to provide written permission from the property owner to operate a short term rental.
If you are a property owner that rents out a portion of the home to a long term renter and also desire to utilize a portion of the home as a short term rental, you will need to provide the City with an acknowledgement from the long term renter that they agree with the short term use of the property.
You will need to provide the following information as part of your application for a short term rental license:
Prior to issuance of a permit, you will need to:
Failure to comply with these requirements and the requirements of the short term rental ordinance, Section 3-1-5-3 of the Land Development Code, may result in fines and/or revocation of a license.
You can apply for a license through the City's electronic application system by using eTRAKiT application. If you are using eTRAKiT for the first time, you will need to create an account.
Yes, you will need to apply for a business license as well as a short term rental license. The business license can be submitted using MUNIRevs, our business licensing and online tax software.