Short-Term Rental Registration

What is a Short-Term Rental?

Short-term rentals are one- or two-family dwellings that are rented for overnight lodging for less than 30 days at a time. Hotels, bed and breakfasts, apartment unit rentals, or dwellings that are rented for a period longer than 30 days are not considered short-term rentals. Permits and annual life safety inspections are required for all short-term rental units within the city limits. Any one- or two family dwelling advertised as a short-term rental on home sharing websites such as AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway, etc. must be permitted before the advertisement is posted.

  1. STR Regulations
  2. Register a STR
  3. Current STR Permit Holders

The following requirements apply to all short-term rental units within the City Limits:

  • A permit must be obtained for all short-term rentals in the City.
  • Hotel occupancy taxes are required to be paid on a quarterly basis.
  • Annual life safety inspections are required from the Fire Marshal’s Office. 
  • Maximum occupancy of two (2) adults per sleeping area, plus an additional four (4) adults.
  • A minimum of one off-street parking space, not including the garage, must be provided per sleeping area. (*requested)
  • A decal with emergency contact information must be visible at the entry of the short-term rental.

This list is for informational purposes only and is not a comprehensive description of all short-term rental regulations. To review all regulations for short-term rentals, please view Nassau Bay Ordinance O2020-806 (PDF).

Additional Resources

If you suspect a short-term rental is unregistered, please report it using the Short-Term Rental Complaint Form. if you need to report an STR Ordinance violation that is in progress, please call the non-emergency line at 281-333-4200.