Short-Term & Vacation Rental Discussions

User Stats

2
Posts
0
Votes
Jose Centeno
0
Votes |
2
Posts

User Stats

3,708
Posts
3,055
Votes
Kenneth Garrett
  • Investor
  • Florida Panhandle/Illinois
3,055
Votes |
3,708
Posts
Kenneth Garrett
  • Investor
  • Florida Panhandle/Illinois
Replied Nov 23 2022, 19:39

@Jose Centeno

Just to be clear you want to Short Term Rental your house.  Airbnb is a platform to advertise your listing.  There is no State requirement other then to pay taxes.  You need to call the city and find out there requirements.


User Stats

9,344
Posts
10,660
Votes
John Underwood#3 All Forums Contributor
  • Investor
  • Greer, SC
10,660
Votes |
9,344
Posts
John Underwood#3 All Forums Contributor
  • Investor
  • Greer, SC
Replied Nov 23 2022, 19:41
Quote from @Jose Centeno:

I want to start Airbnb my home. What are the licenses I need to be legit to get this going?


 It won't be an Airbnb license. It would likely be a Short Term Rental license.

Check on the requirements with your city and county.

User Stats

2
Posts
0
Votes
Jose Centeno
0
Votes |
2
Posts
Jose Centeno
Replied Nov 23 2022, 20:28

So this is what Airbnb has on their website. It sends you directly to DBPR website to start a "dwelling" application which a single family home falls under. 

User Stats

3,708
Posts
3,055
Votes
Kenneth Garrett
  • Investor
  • Florida Panhandle/Illinois
3,055
Votes |
3,708
Posts
Kenneth Garrett
  • Investor
  • Florida Panhandle/Illinois
Replied Nov 23 2022, 22:48

@Jose Centeno

That is to register your property as a business with the state and hence pay your state tax similar to a hotel.  That is different than a local license or from a city or county.  I pay state and county tax.  Your situation, you might pay State and City tax depending on what jurisdiction you are in.

User Stats

3,940
Posts
4,977
Votes
Luke Carl#4 Short-Term & Vacation Rental Discussions Contributor
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Tennessee Florida
4,977
Votes |
3,940
Posts
Luke Carl#4 Short-Term & Vacation Rental Discussions Contributor
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Tennessee Florida
Replied Nov 24 2022, 02:06

Just google “XYZ County Short Term Rental” there will be a website set up for this in your area. Kenneth had great advice. Florida is generally very short term friendly with few exceptions. 

User Stats

21,083
Posts
31,954
Votes
Nathan Gesner
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Cody, WY
31,954
Votes |
21,083
Posts
Nathan Gesner
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Cody, WY
ModeratorReplied Nov 24 2022, 06:22
Quote from @Jose Centeno:

I want to start Airbnb my home. What are the licenses I need to be legit to get this going?


This website may have some help: https://www.tampa.gov/neighbor...

If you don't find the answer there, contact Planning and Zoning and ask.

  • Property Manager Wyoming (#12599)

User Stats

35
Posts
8
Votes
Replied Nov 24 2022, 09:37

I have a STR in Marco Island. I was surprised by the number of registrations and licenses I needed. Definitely look into city, county and state. Definitely need DBPR but also need state and county tax registration, I also needed a home office license (if you also live in city limits), business tax receipts. I also filed a DBA because I use a name for my rental but it's not an LLC. If you have an LLC, then there are other requirements, too.

User Stats

3,069
Posts
2,153
Votes
Kerry Baird
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Melbourne, FL
2,153
Votes |
3,069
Posts
Kerry Baird
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Melbourne, FL
Replied Nov 25 2022, 12:05
Tourist taxes and municipality permissions are at the top of anyone's To Do list in Florida.

I am licensed in the State of Florida with the DBPR and need to pay State and County tax.  Additionally, my municipality requires a fire inspection, a $500 annual fee; they require a floor plan with egress routes, and a fire extinguisher.  Each municipality has their own requirements.  Call your town hall for confirmation.  

I do use an LLC to operate my business through, and also pay annual filing through the FL Secretary of State.

User Stats

78
Posts
32
Votes
Lucie Tighe
  • Property Manager
  • Tampa, FL
32
Votes |
78
Posts
Lucie Tighe
  • Property Manager
  • Tampa, FL
Replied Nov 26 2022, 19:22

Each city and county have different regulations/requirements. Other than licensing, you'll be remitting lodging tax to appropriate municipalities, something to look into :)