Salt Lake County Regulations


All of the requirements in the municipal code shall be followed in order to operate a short-term rental. You will need to obtain a license, follow all of the guidelines for property maintenance, and have a nameplate sign.

Requirements for Maintenance:

  • Housekeeping services at least once a week
  • Can't be used for commercial purposes
  • Can't be used for outdoor display of goods/merchandise
  • Design of the short-term rental shall make noise and trespassing less likely
  • Must have a responsible party
  • Sales tax and accounting number

Requirements for Nameplate:

  • Shall be permanently attached to the building with the name and telephone number of a responsible party
  • Max occupancy
  • Be made of durable and weather-resistant material
  • Isn't larger than 3 inches by 5 inches
  • No advertising can be on it

For more information, visit the Salt Lake County website.


You must have a license to operate a short-term rental in Salt Lake County.

To receive a license, you must have the following:

  • Location of the property
  • Number of rooms
  • Number of people that the STR can accommodate
  • Property Managers Name
  • Sales Tax collection and accounting number
  • Contact information of the local responsible party that can be at the property 24/7
  • Confirmation of all legal requirements and taxes/fees are all paid

Fines and Fees

A license can be suspended or revoked if in violation of anything contained in the municipal code.

Each day the violation continues, it is considered a separate violation and can be fined accordingly.

For more information, visit the Salt Lake County website.

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