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Occupancy restriction

Currently, there is no specific occupancy restrictions for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama.

Length of Stay
29 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
There are no requirements for registration and licensing yet
Licenses or Permits Required
It is not required
Property Inspection
There is currently no requirement for property inspection for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, the City Council may consider zoning and/or licensing regulations that pertain to STRs in the future, which could include a property inspection requirement.
Guest Record
There are no guest record requirements yet
Zoning

There is no specific zoning district where short-term rentals are allowed, but some individuals are operating short-term rentals in residential districts in the City.

Occupancy taxes and fees

5% State lodging tax

Insurance requirement

There is currently no insurance requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, it is a good idea to have insurance for your STR. STR insurance can help to protect you financially in the event of a loss, such as a fire, theft, or damage to your property.

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Currently, there are no specific building, health, and safety regulations for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, all STRs must comply with all applicable building and safety codes. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Building codes: STRs must comply with all applicable building codes, including those related to structural integrity, electrical wiring, plumbing, and fire safety.

Safety regulations: STRs must comply with all applicable safety regulations, including those related to smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers.

Health regulations: STRs must comply with all applicable health regulations, including those related to food safety and water quality.

Parking Requirement

There is currently no specific parking requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, STR operators are required to provide adequate parking for their guests. This may mean providing on-street parking, off-street parking, or a combination of the two. The amount of parking required will vary depending on the size and type of STR.

Advertising Requirement

No, there is no specific advertising requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, STR operators should be honest and accurate in their advertising. They should disclose all relevant information about their property, including the location, amenities, and any restrictions or fees.

Noise regulation

It is unlawful for any person to make, produce, cause, continue, allow or permit any loud, excessive, unusual or unnecessary noise which unreasonably interferes with the comfort, repose, health, peace, safety or welfare of others inside the corporate limits of the City.

It is unlawful for any person to operate or permit the operation of any power tools, construction equipment, or other noisy machinery between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day of the week.

It is unlawful for any person to operate or permit the operation of any sound system, including but not limited to radios, televisions, stereos, or musical instruments, at a volume that is audible from a distance of more than 100 feet.

Neighbor Notification

No, there is currently no specific neighbor notification requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, it is a good practice to notify your neighbors about your STR plans. This can help to build goodwill and avoid any potential conflicts.

Limitation on number of STR owned

There is currently no limitation on the number of short-term rentals (STRs) owned in Madison, Alabama.

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

There are currently no specific regulations on hosting events or parties in short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama.

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

There are currently no specific regulations on hosting events or parties in short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama.

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

There is currently no restriction on the number of reservations for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama.

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are waste disposal regulations for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. STR operators are required to dispose of trash and garbage in a proper manner. This includes:

Placing trash and garbage in a secure container with a tight-fitting lid.

Putting trash and garbage out for collection on the scheduled pickup day.

Not placing trash and garbage in public areas, such as streets, sidewalks, or parks.

Not disposing of hazardous materials, such as chemicals, batteries, or electronics, in regular trash containers.

Accessibility Requirement

There is currently no specific accessibility requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, the City of Madison is committed to promoting accessibility for all residents and visitors.

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are waste disposal regulations for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. STR operators are required to dispose of trash and garbage in a proper manner. This includes:

Placing trash and garbage in a secure container with a tight-fitting lid.

Putting trash and garbage out for collection on the scheduled pickup day.

Not placing trash and garbage in public areas, such as streets, sidewalks, or parks.

Not disposing of hazardous materials, such as chemicals, batteries, or electronics, in regular trash containers.

Emergency Contact Information

No, there is currently no requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) to provide emergency contact information to guests in Madison, Alabama. However, it is a good practice to provide your guests with emergency contact information in case of an emergency. This information should include the following:

1. Your name and contact information

2. The name and contact information of a local property manager or another person who can be reached in the event of an emergency

3. The contact information for local emergency services, such as the police department, fire department, and ambulance service

What is short term rental?

A short-term rental in Madison, Alabama is a furnished property that is rented out for a period of less than 30 days.

Are there STR regulations that affect property owners?

There are currently no specific STR regulations in Madison, Alabama. However, the City Council may consider zoning and/or licensing regulations in the future.

Is there any short-term rental-related tax?

At this time, the City of Madison does not have any specific short-term rental regulations requiring permits or taxes, although the City Council may consider zoning and/or licensing regulations that pertain to short-term rentals in the future. Contact your Council representative if you would like to weigh in.

Is it only individuals that are permitted to operate short-term rental?

Yes, individuals permitted to operate short-term rental businesses according to local regulations in Madison, Alabama

What are the procedures and requirement for the neighborhood approval?

There are no procedures and requirements for neighborhood approval yet

Do I need a neighborhood approval?

No, you do not need neighborhood approval for your short-term rental property in Madison, Alabama. Currently, there is no such requirement in the City of Madison. However, some homeowners' associations (HOAs) have rules that prohibit short-term rentals. If your property is located in an HOA, you should check with your HOA to see if there are any restrictions on short-term rentals

Building, Health & Safety Regulation
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What zoning laws affect Short Term Rentals?

There is no specific zoning district where short-term rentals are allowed, but some individuals are operating short-term rentals in residential districts in the City.

Is there any guest record requirement?

At this time, the City of Madison does not have any specific short-term rental regulations requiring permits or taxes, although the City Council may consider zoning and/or licensing regulations that pertain to short-term rentals in the future. Contact your Council representative if you would like to weigh in.

Do i require any license(s) for STR?

No, you do not require any license(s) for short-term rental (STR) in Madison, Alabama. Currently, the City of Madison does not have any specific short-term rental regulations requiring permits or licenses. However, the City Council may consider zoning and/or licensing regulations that pertain to short-term rentals in the future.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

State lodging tax

The state lodging tax in Alabama is 5%. This tax applies to all rentals of less than 180 days, including short-term rentals. The tax is calculated based on the total rental rate, including any additional fees such as cleaning fees, pet fees, and late check-out fees. This is to be remitted to the Alabama Department of Revenue

Local lodging tax

The City of Madison does not currently have a local lodging tax for short-term rentals. However, the City Council may consider zoning and/or licensing regulations that pertain to short-term rentals in the future, which could include a local lodging tax.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

State lodging tax

The state lodging tax in Alabama is 5%. This tax applies to all rentals of less than 180 days, including short-term rentals. The tax is calculated based on the total rental rate, including any additional fees such as cleaning fees, pet fees, and late check-out fees. This is to be remitted to the Alabama Department of Revenue

Local lodging tax

The City of Madison does not currently have a local lodging tax for short-term rentals. However, the City Council may consider zoning and/or licensing regulations that pertain to short-term rentals in the future, which could include a local lodging tax.

Tax
What ZIP Codes have been prohibited for STR use?

There are currently no zip codes that have been prohibited for STR use in Madison, Alabama.

What types of properties are eligible for short-term rentals?

Short-term rentals can be apartments, houses, condos, or even townhomes.

Does occupancy limit affect STR?

Yes, it does

What STR regulations affect me as an Owner?

Even though there are no specific STR regulations in Madison, there are some general laws and ordinances that may apply to short-term rentals. This includes that short-term rental properties must be in compliance with all applicable building codes and safety regulations. Additionally, short-term rental operators must collect and remit state and local lodging taxes.

What are the procedures or requirements for keeping the guest records?

There are no requirement and fees yet

Notification
What are the occupancy limits for STR?

Currently, there is no specific occupancy limit for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama.

In the meantime, it is important to be aware of any occupancy limits that may apply to your property. For example, if your property is located in a residential district, there may be an occupancy limit based on the number of bedrooms in the house. Additionally, some homeowners' associations (HOAs) have occupancy limits that apply to all rentals, including STRs.

What other STR regulations am i obligated to observe?

Here are some other STR regulations that you are obligated to observe in Madison, Alabama:

Zoning: STRs are not permitted in all zoning districts in Madison. You can check the City of Madison zoning map to see if your property is located in a zoning district where STRs are allowed.

Building and safety codes: STRs must comply with all applicable building and safety codes. You can contact the City of Madison Building Department for more information.

Noise and nuisance: STR operators must take reasonable steps to mitigate noise and nuisance behavior from their guests.

Parking: STR operators must provide adequate parking for their guests.

Trash and garbage: STR operators must dispose of trash and garbage in a proper manner.

What are the penalties and fines for non compliance?

The penalties and fines for non-compliance with STR regulations in Madison, Alabama are not yet known, as there are currently no specific STR regulations in place. However, if the City Council does consider zoning and/or licensing regulations for STRs, they may also consider penalties and fines for non-compliance. Penalties could include warnings, fines and suspension or revocation of permits.

Is there any official regulatory body or authority?

No. There is currently no official regulatory body or authority for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, the City Council may consider zoning and/or licensing regulations that pertain to STRs in the future.

In the meantime, the City of Madison Planning Department is responsible for enforcing all applicable laws and ordinances related to STRs.

How can i contact the authority?

City of Madison Planning and Economic Department

100 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758

Phone: (256) 772-5630

Fax: (256) 772-5601

Hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Or visit: https://www.madisonal.gov/57/Planning

Which jurisdictions are exempted from the regulations?

There are currently no specific STR regulations in Madison, Alabama, so there are no jurisdictions exempted from the regulations.

What are the requirements and fees for the permit (s)?

There are no requirement and fees yet

Basic Information
Occupancy restriction

Currently, there is no specific occupancy restrictions for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama.

Length of Stay
29 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
There are no requirements for registration and licensing yet
Licenses or Permits Required
It is not required
Property Inspection
There is currently no requirement for property inspection for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, the City Council may consider zoning and/or licensing regulations that pertain to STRs in the future, which could include a property inspection requirement.
Guest Record
There are no guest record requirements yet
Zoning

There is no specific zoning district where short-term rentals are allowed, but some individuals are operating short-term rentals in residential districts in the City.

Occupancy taxes and fees

5% State lodging tax

Insurance requirement

There is currently no insurance requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, it is a good idea to have insurance for your STR. STR insurance can help to protect you financially in the event of a loss, such as a fire, theft, or damage to your property.

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Currently, there are no specific building, health, and safety regulations for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, all STRs must comply with all applicable building and safety codes. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Building codes: STRs must comply with all applicable building codes, including those related to structural integrity, electrical wiring, plumbing, and fire safety.

Safety regulations: STRs must comply with all applicable safety regulations, including those related to smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers.

Health regulations: STRs must comply with all applicable health regulations, including those related to food safety and water quality.

Parking Requirement

There is currently no specific parking requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, STR operators are required to provide adequate parking for their guests. This may mean providing on-street parking, off-street parking, or a combination of the two. The amount of parking required will vary depending on the size and type of STR.

Advertising Requirement

No, there is no specific advertising requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, STR operators should be honest and accurate in their advertising. They should disclose all relevant information about their property, including the location, amenities, and any restrictions or fees.

Noise regulation

It is unlawful for any person to make, produce, cause, continue, allow or permit any loud, excessive, unusual or unnecessary noise which unreasonably interferes with the comfort, repose, health, peace, safety or welfare of others inside the corporate limits of the City.

It is unlawful for any person to operate or permit the operation of any power tools, construction equipment, or other noisy machinery between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day of the week.

It is unlawful for any person to operate or permit the operation of any sound system, including but not limited to radios, televisions, stereos, or musical instruments, at a volume that is audible from a distance of more than 100 feet.

Neighbor Notification

No, there is currently no specific neighbor notification requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, it is a good practice to notify your neighbors about your STR plans. This can help to build goodwill and avoid any potential conflicts.

Limitation on number of STR owned

There is currently no limitation on the number of short-term rentals (STRs) owned in Madison, Alabama.

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

There are currently no specific regulations on hosting events or parties in short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama.

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

There are currently no specific regulations on hosting events or parties in short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama.

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

There is currently no restriction on the number of reservations for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama.

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are waste disposal regulations for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. STR operators are required to dispose of trash and garbage in a proper manner. This includes:

Placing trash and garbage in a secure container with a tight-fitting lid.

Putting trash and garbage out for collection on the scheduled pickup day.

Not placing trash and garbage in public areas, such as streets, sidewalks, or parks.

Not disposing of hazardous materials, such as chemicals, batteries, or electronics, in regular trash containers.

Accessibility Requirement

There is currently no specific accessibility requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. However, the City of Madison is committed to promoting accessibility for all residents and visitors.

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are waste disposal regulations for short-term rentals (STRs) in Madison, Alabama. STR operators are required to dispose of trash and garbage in a proper manner. This includes:

Placing trash and garbage in a secure container with a tight-fitting lid.

Putting trash and garbage out for collection on the scheduled pickup day.

Not placing trash and garbage in public areas, such as streets, sidewalks, or parks.

Not disposing of hazardous materials, such as chemicals, batteries, or electronics, in regular trash containers.

Emergency Contact Information

No, there is currently no requirement for short-term rentals (STRs) to provide emergency contact information to guests in Madison, Alabama. However, it is a good practice to provide your guests with emergency contact information in case of an emergency. This information should include the following:

1. Your name and contact information

2. The name and contact information of a local property manager or another person who can be reached in the event of an emergency

3. The contact information for local emergency services, such as the police department, fire department, and ambulance service

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