Orlando Short Term Rental Regulations

Orlando short-term rental regulations

You must be in a residentially zoned area to be able to rent out your property. When you do rent out your property:

  1. You can’t rent out more than half of the bedrooms in your home
  2. It has to be your primary residence
  3. You must be living at the property when guests are there


The application process for short term rentals in Orlando, FL

When you are applying for a home-sharing license, you must provide two proofs of residency:

  1. Photocopy of drivers license
  2. Utility bill
  3. Notarized letter of permission from the property owner (if you aren’t the property owner)

Steps for applying for a Home Sharing Registration:

  1. Visit this website
  2. Click on “Choose Permits”
  3. Checkmark “Home Sharing Permit,” then next
  4. Type in “Home Sharing,” select “Home Sharing,” then click next
  5. Answers the rest of the questions and click submit at the end
  • It takes 3-4 business days for the city to review your permit
  • Once the registration is sent in, you will then be sent a permit ID and email to pay the $275 fee
  • Every year after the first fee, you only have to pay a $100 fee for the renewal if you live on the property and $125 fee if the property isn’t owner-occupied
  • Once the fee is paid, you need to get schedule an inspection for your property
  • After you have completed the application and it gets approved, you will receive the permit in the mail!

To renew your permit after one year, you will be sent an invoice by the city 30-days before your permit ends. You need to pay the renewal fee and get an inspection every year.


What taxes do you have to pay in Orlando?

Lodging taxes:

  • 6% state transient rental tax
  • 0.5% county discretionary sales surtax
  • 6% Tourist Development Tax


For more information, visit the cities website.

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