License holder must remain in compliance
All short-term rental license holders are expected to remain in compliance with the short-term rental code and relevant zoning provisions(PDF, 175KB), including: maintaining the residential dwelling unit as their primary residence, only renting under one reservation/booking at a time, and preventing the STR from negatively impacting the safety, health, and welfare of their neighbors.
License must be displayed
Excise and Licenses will email a professional license to all licensees. This license (or a clear picture of it) must always be displayed.
Requirement to keep contact information up to date
File an online amendment application to notify the Department of any contact information changes (place of business, onsite manager, etc.). These updates must be filed within 72 hours of the change.
Requirement to renew annually
Professional licenses expire annually. It is unlawful to operate with an expired license unless there is a complete renewal application pending. Renewal applications must be filed online before a license expires.
Changes in general manager/local responsible party
If a licensee changes their general manager/local responsible party, or if the contact information changes, the licensee must file an owner or manager update amendment.
Requirement to post business license number on any advertisements
It is unlawful to advertise a short-term rental without the license number displayed.
Requirement to maintain insurance
The licensee must maintain at least $1 million in liability insurance that covers the use of the property as a short-term rental (or only list the short-term rental through hosting platforms that provide this as part of their service agreement).
Requirement to pay taxes
Check your lodger's and occupational privilege tax accounts to stay on the schedule established with the Treasury Department. Even if you only use AirBnB and lodger's taxes are collected, you must submit required filings on time. You must renew your tax account every odd year. You can access your account at the E-Biz Tax Center.