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Short Term Rental Property Operation Rules and Requirements

Requirements for operating a Short Term Rental Property (STRP) include but are not limited to:

  • Any signs on the property must be compliant with Title 17, Chapter 32 of the Metro Code related to sign regulations (MCO 17.32).
  • All STRP occupants shall abide by all applicable noise restrictions contained in the Metropolitan Code and all applicable waste management provisions of the Metropolitan Code. The permit holder is responsible for the activity of STRP guests.
  • The STRP shall maintain smoke alarms in all locations required by the Fire Marshal.
  • No recreational vehicles, buses, or trailers shall be visible on the street or on the property in conjunction with the STRP use.
  • No food shall be prepared for or served to the transient by the permit holder or manager.
  • The principal renter of a STRP unit shall be at least 21 years of age.
  • The maximum number of occupants permitted on a STRP property at any one time shall not exceed more than twice the number of permitted sleeping rooms plus four (maximum of 12).
  • Simultaneous rental to more than one party under separate contracts shall not be allowed.
  • The STRP owner shall not receive any compensation or remuneration to allow occupancy of an STRP for a period of less than 24 hours.
  • The permit holder shall be responsible for collecting and remitting all applicable room, occupancy, and sales taxes required by state law or the Metropolitan Code.
  • The name and telephone number of the local responsible party shall be conspicuously posted within the STRP unit. The responsible party shall answer calls twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for the duration of each short term rental period to address problems associated with the STRP.
  • An STRP permit shall not be transferred or assigned to another individual, person, entity, or address. Further, a permit does not authorize any person, other than the person named therein, to operate an STRP on the property.
  • The STRP permit may be revoked, whether by a court of proper jurisdiction or by the Department of Codes Administration, upon determination of three violations of any ordinance or law of general application.
  • A STRP permit shall expire three hundred sixty-five days after it is issued unless it is renewed prior to its expiration.
  • Changes in the ownership of a property will result in the cancellation of a permit. For example, this includes changing of ownership from a person to a trust or LLC, or vice-versa.