Vacation Rental License

What is a Vacation Rental?



A vacation rental is classified as:

  • Any dwelling unit designed to be occupied as the residence or living quarters of not more than one family.
  • A Transient Public Lodging Establishment (property is rented to guests more than three times a year for periods of less than 30 days).
Vacation Rental Quick Reference Guide

New Rules for Existing Vacation Rental Properties – Enforcement Began March 1, 2021 

On January 20, 2021, the City made a number of important changes to the existing Vacation Rental License Program Ordinance. Changes include a requirement that all vacation rental properties in the City of Hollywood must register and obtain a Vacation Rental License from the City of Hollywood, in addition to obtaining a State license. Additional requirements include: 

  • Installation of a noise level detection device at the property 
  • Posting of additional information onsite 
  • Reduced occupancy in some instances 
  • Parking limitations 
  • Additional trash container requirements based on capacity 
  • Submission of liability insurance 

The City established a deadline of March 1st, 2021 for existing vacation rental operators to come into compliance with these new regulations. Property owners are strongly encouraged to review the updated Vacation Rental License Program Ordinance to familiarize themselves with these new regulations to avoid penalties, citations, daily fines, license suspension and/or license revocation. 

New Rules for Properties Operating as a Vacation Rental – Enforcement Begins April 1, 2021 

The new changes to the existing Vacation Rental License Program Ordinance also requires all properties being used as a vacation rental property, regardless of location in the City of Hollywood, must register and obtain a Vacation Rental License from the City of Hollywood, in addition to obtaining a State license and other licenses. 

Enforcement of the new rules for properties being used as a vacation rental begin April 1, 2021. 

Please note, using your property as a vacation rental, to engage in commercial activity or other non-residential activity such as large gatherings, commercial filming, etc., is unlawful. Owners are encouraged to review the Vacation Rental License Program Ordinance to familiarize themselves with these new regulations to avoid penalties, citations, daily fines, license suspension and/or license revocation. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

Vacation Rental License Application
Applications can be submitted by clicking here and entering your property address. The owner certification form must be completed and notarized, then uploaded with your application. Applications must be submitted online, paper applications are no longer accepted.

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Vacation Rental License Program Virtual Q&A Sessions


To assist property owners with meeting compliance deadlines, the City hosted a number of virtual question and answer sessions via the Cisco WebEx Virtual Meeting application. Staff was on-hand to answer questions related to the vacation rental license program, licensure, inspections requirements and more. Those who are operating a vacation rental property are encouraged to watch the archived meeting videos.

ARCHIVE VIDEO: Monday, March 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
ARCHIVE VIDEO: Monday, March 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
ARCHIVE VIDEO FROM MORNING SESSION: Tuesday, February 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
ARCHIVE VIDEO FROM EVENING SESSION: Tuesday, February 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For additional assistance, please contact the Office of Treasury at 954.921.3225 or via email at vrl@hollywoodfl.org