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Occupancy restriction

Yes. The maximum overnight occupancy for vacation rentals is up to a maximum of 2 persons per bedroom, plus 2 additional persons per property.

Length of Stay
30 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
A registration and recurring fee of ($220)
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes, a vacation condo license or vacation rental dwelling license
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required, and they are recurring.
Guest Record
Yes and it must be kept on file for at least two years.
Zoning

Under the ordinance, you must obtain a certificate of use from Dade county.

Occupancy taxes and fees

A combined Transient Rental Tax, Florida Discretionary Sales Surtax and County Tourist Development Tax of 8.5%- 12.5%\`

Insurance requirement

Yes (minimum coverage amount of $1 million depending on the zone)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Yes, adequate parking must be provided for guests

Advertising Requirement

Yes, a license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

Yes, (11pm-7am)

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are not required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

No, there are no limitations.

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

No, there are no restrictions.

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

What is short term rental?

In Miami, A short-term rental is any dwelling unit or residence that is rented in whole or in part to a transient occupant for a period of less than 30 days or one calendar month.

Are there STR regulations that affect property owners?

Yes, there are STR regulations that affect property owners.

Is there any short-term rental-related tax?

Yes, there are a number of taxes required of short-term rental property owners/hosts in Miami

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

Yes, short-term rentals are allowed in transect zones designated as residential communities, business, and office residential.

What are the procedures and requirement for the neighborhood approval?

There are no procedures or requirements

Do I need a neighborhood approval?

No, neighborhood approval is not required.

Building, Health & Safety Regulation
Which of these taxes does Airbnb or other booking company collect?
What zoning laws affect Short Term Rentals?

Under the ordinance, you must obtain a certificate of use from Dade county.

Is there any guest record requirement?

Yes, there are a number of taxes required of short-term rental property owners/hosts in Miami

Do i require any license(s) for STR?

Yes, there are two different types of vacation rental licenses issued by the state of Florida, which are dependent on the type of building you’re planning to offer for short-term rental. If you’re living in a condominium or cooperative, you’ll need a vacation condo license and if it is in other apartments, you will need a vacation rental dwelling license.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?
  • Florida Transient Rental Tax: 6% of the listing price
  • Florida Discretionary Sales Surtax: 0.5%-1.5% of the listing price
  • County Tourist Development Taxes collected by the State: 2-5% of the listing price.
Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?
  • Florida Transient Rental Tax: 6% of the listing price
  • Florida Discretionary Sales Surtax: 0.5%-1.5% of the listing price
  • County Tourist Development Taxes collected by the State: 2-5% of the listing price.
Tax
What ZIP Codes have been prohibited for STR use?

There are no specific zip codes that have been prohibited for short-term rental use in the City of Miami.

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

The city of Miami does not have restrictions on the kind of properties that can be used for short-term rentals. Condominiums, single-family homes, small multi-family properties, apartments, etc are allowed.

Does occupancy limit affect STR?

Yes, occupancy limits affect STR in Miami, Florida.

What STR regulations affect me as an Owner?

In order to operate a short-term rental in Miami Florida, property owners are to comply with all the requirements stated in the ordinance. For properties in designated Estates or Low-Density Residential areas, the host is required to reside in the short-term rental property for more than six months per year.

Hosts are required to print out their Certificate of Use (CU) and place it in a conspicuous spot on their property, visible to guests.  It’ll be valid for 1 year and you’ll need to renew it every year afterward

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

Vacation rentals must be licensed https://www.myfloridalicense.com/CheckListDetail.asp?SID=&xactCode=1030&clientCode=2006&XACT_DEFN_ID=7717

To obtain a Vacation Rental license, apply online using this link https://www.myfloridalicense.com/datamart/mainMenuFLDBPR.do.

Online applications are usually processed in one to two business days and the digital license is emailed immediately after approval. Please know that each rental unit address must be submitted through the license holder’s

(a.) Florida DBPR license: license for vacation rentals in Miami-Dade County expires on October 1st of each year and has a full-year fee of $170 and a half-year fee of $90, along with a $50 application fee ($220 total for a full year license.

(b.) lodging land use

(c.) property in permissible transect zone

(d.) certificate of use in the city of Miami: Certificate of Use (CU) cost is $36.70 per certificate

(e.) Resort tax registration certificate

(f.) Business Tax receipt

Notification
What are the occupancy limits for STR?

The maximum overnight occupancy for vacation rentals is up to a maximum of 2 persons per bedroom, plus 2 additional persons per property.

What other STR regulations am i obligated to observe?

Owners and hosts are expected to comply with all County requirements in regard to waste disposal, noise, public nuisance, pets, advertising, and Parking requirements. and all other relevant local, state, and federal laws

What are the penalties and fines for non compliance?

Properties illegally operating a short-term rental without a certificate of use will be fined $1,000 for first-time offenders and $5,000 for 2nd-time offenders.

Penalties accrue and a lien may be placed on the property if the fines, enforcement costs, and administrative costs are not paid or the violation is not corrected.

Is there any official regulatory body or authority?

Yes,

1. Miami-Dade County: In Miami-Dade County, the regulatory body for STRs is the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources. Hosts are required to obtain a short-term rental certificate and comply with all applicable regulations, including zoning requirements and safety standards.

2. City of Miami: In the City of Miami, the regulatory body for STRs is the Code Compliance Department. Hosts are required to obtain a short-term rental license and comply with all applicable regulations, including zoning restrictions and noise regulations.

How can i contact the authority?

To contact the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources regarding short-term rentals, you can visit their official website at www.miamidade.gov or call their office at (305) 375-2706.

To contact the City of Miami Code Compliance Department, you can visit their official website at www.miamigov.com or call their office at (305) 416-2088.

Which jurisdictions are exempted from the regulations?

There are no exempted jurisdictions from the regulations in Miami.

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

Vacation rentals must be licensed https://www.myfloridalicense.com/CheckListDetail.asp?SID=&xactCode=1030&clientCode=2006&XACT_DEFN_ID=7717

To obtain a Vacation Rental license, apply online using this link https://www.myfloridalicense.com/datamart/mainMenuFLDBPR.do.

Online applications are usually processed in one to two business days and the digital license is emailed immediately after approval. Please know that each rental unit address must be submitted through the license holder’s

(a.) Florida DBPR license: license for vacation rentals in Miami-Dade County expires on October 1st of each year and has a full-year fee of $170 and a half-year fee of $90, along with a $50 application fee ($220 total for a full year license.

(b.) lodging land use

(c.) property in permissible transect zone

(d.) certificate of use in the city of Miami: Certificate of Use (CU) cost is $36.70 per certificate

(e.) Resort tax registration certificate

(f.) Business Tax receipt

Basic Information
Occupancy restriction

Yes. The maximum overnight occupancy for vacation rentals is up to a maximum of 2 persons per bedroom, plus 2 additional persons per property.

Length of Stay
30 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
A registration and recurring fee of ($220)
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes, a vacation condo license or vacation rental dwelling license
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required, and they are recurring.
Guest Record
Yes and it must be kept on file for at least two years.
Zoning

Under the ordinance, you must obtain a certificate of use from Dade county.

Occupancy taxes and fees

A combined Transient Rental Tax, Florida Discretionary Sales Surtax and County Tourist Development Tax of 8.5%- 12.5%\`

Insurance requirement

Yes (minimum coverage amount of $1 million depending on the zone)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Yes, adequate parking must be provided for guests

Advertising Requirement

Yes, a license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

Yes, (11pm-7am)

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are not required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

No, there are no limitations.

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

No, there are no restrictions.

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

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