Vacation Rental License
What is a Vacation Rental?
A vacation rental is classified as:
- A Transient Public Lodging Establishment (property is rented to guests more than three times a year for periods of less than 30 days).
New Rules for Existing Vacation Rental Properties – Enforcement Begins 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 has 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 Program Virtual Q&A Sessions
To assist property owners with meeting compliance deadlines, the City hosted two virtual question and answer sessions on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Staff was on-hand to answer questions related to the vacation rental license program, licensure, inspections requirements and more. You can watch the meeting videos by clicking the links below. MORNING SESSION: Tuesday, February 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- How do I report a vacation rental having a loud party and/or loud noise?
- Why can't the City ban vacation rentals?
- What is the current Noise Ordinance?
- How do I report guests at a vacation rental parking illegally?
- Can the Police "throw out" the renters of a vacation rental?
- Can a vacation rental have a party?
- What happens when the Police are called and respond to a vacation rental complaint?
- Whom do I call when I want to complain about a vacation rental?