Austin Short Term Rental Regulations
Currently, short-term rentals are legal in Austin, TX.
Owners are required to acquire an operating license annually. A short-term rental use may not be used by more than: (1) ten adults at one time, unless a stricter limit applies; or (2) six unrelated adults. When the dwelling units is used as a short term rental, a wedding, bachelor or bachelorette party, concert, sponsored event, or any similar group activity other than sleeping are prohibited between the hours of 10 p.m.-7a.m.
A licensee or guest of a short-term rental may not use or allow the use of sound equipment that produces sound in excess of 75 decibels at the property line between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. A licensee or guest of a short-term rental may not use or allow use of sound equipment that produces sound audible beyond the property line between 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. A licensee or guest of a short-term rental shall not make or allow another to make noise or play a musical instrument audible to an adjacent business or residence between 10:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
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