Vacation Short Term Rentals

If you are considering opening a Bed & Breakfast or renting your home or unit as a vacation rental, there are a few things you need to know.
Where are Short Term Rentals allowed?

Practice Safe Renting

Vacation/short-term rentals (less than six months and one day) have become popular alternatives to traditional hotels.

However, pursuant to the Miami Beach City Code (Sec 142-1111) (Miami Beach Land Development Regulation – Chapter 142, Article IV, Division 3) vacation/short-term rentals are prohibited in all single-family homes and in many multi-family housing buildings in certain zoning districts of Miami Beach. Please click here for Short-Term Rental Zoning Map.

Approved vacation/short-term rentals have the proper authorization and zoning approval for this activity including a Business Tax Receipt.  If a building or unit is found to be operating a short-term rental illegally, tenants/visitors will be evicted and fines will apply to the owner.

Property Owners/Brokers
To operate a Vacation / Short Term Rental you must obtain the proper Business Tax Receipt. To apply for a Vacation / Short Term Rental click here to register your online account. Once your account is active, the first step that you need to do when you log into the Citizen Access Portal is to register your property as a Business. Once your property is registered, you can apply for the Vacation / Short Term Rental Business Tax Receipt.

For more details please refer to the following instructions by clicking here.

Please contact our Customer Service Center at 305.673.7420 for assistance.

To verify if the unit you are renting is properly authorized for Vacation / Short Term Rental  click here.

Illegal Vacation / Short Term Rental activity

To report an illegal Vacation / Short Term Rental click here.
For more information on illegal Vacation / Short term Rentals contact Code Compliance at 305.673.7555