Nashville Short Term Rental Regulations
The requirements for short-term rentals to be operational in Nashville are:
- Must follow all of the Metro Codes
- All short-term rental occupants will follow the code for noise and trash regulations
- The property is required to have operational smoke detectors
- No recreational vehicles, buses, trailers should be visible on the street
- No food is allowed to be prepared and served to guests
- Minimum age of the renter is 21 years old
- The number of guests can't be more than twice the amount of bedrooms, rental to multiple parties at once isn't allowed
- No one can rent out the short-term rental if it is less than 24 hours
- The permit holder is responsible for collecting all state taxes
- The responsible party should have their name and phone number displayed in the short-term rental, answering any calls 24/7
- The short-term rental permit shouldn't be transferred to another person
- The license can be revoked by the courts if there are three violations
- Changes in ownership of the property will cancel the permit.
Short-term rentals are currently legal in Nashville.
There is a checklist of things that are required to obtain a short-term rental license in Nashville. Everyone must have everything completed on this list to receive a permit.
- Floor Plan with everything labeled
- Have proof of Liability Insurance
- Proof that all neighbors adjacent to the property have been informed of the new short-term rental (look on the website for the type of proof needed)
- Two forms of proof that the property owner is a residence(for owner-occupied)
- Proof that all taxes and fees are paid
- Must provide a person who will be considered the responsible party if anything goes wrong (must live within 25 miles of property)
- Provide a homeowners association statement to ensure that short-term rentals won't violate any homeowner bylaws
- A notarized affidavit saying that all information is correct
- Meet with the zoning director to start the application process once all documents are provided
- After the application is entered a meeting with the Fire Marshal Inspector is required
- After the Fire Marshal Inspector has approved next is to pay the permit fee of $313
- Once the permit is issued a picture of the permit must be posted with the listing
- The owner is required to remit all required taxes
After one year, the owner must renew the license to stay compliant with all of the short-term rental laws.
Once receiving the license is when you can finally list the property to be rented out.
Nashville is home to one of the strongest short-term rental alliances, NASTRA. They're run by Megan McCrae - she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fines and Fees
The city will determine the fine based on the punishment, and the courts can revoked the permit if three violations have occurred.