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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), 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.

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, starting at $20,000, will apply to the owner.

For more information on illegal vacation / short-term rentals contact Code Compliance at 305.673.7555 or our Customer Service Center at 305.673.7420.

Safe Renting FAQ's

  • Does my property qualify to be used as a short-term rental?
    Please view the Short-Term Rental Zoning Map here to determine if your property qualifies. 
  • Is your property listed on the zoning map in a qualified zone?
    If so, you are permitted to operate a short-term rental and must obtain a Vacation/Short-Term Rental Business Tax Receipt.
  • How do I obtain a Vacation/Short-Term Rental Business Tax Receipt?
    Click here to register your online account. Once your account is registered, log into the Citizen Access Portal to register your property as a Business.
  • I have witnessed an illegal short-term rental and would like to report it.
    To report an illegal vacation/short-term rental click here.
  • I am planning a trip to Miami Beach and I would like to see if the property I am considering is a legal short-term rental.
    To verify if the unit you are renting is properly authorized for vacation/short-term rental click here.
  • Are you considering renting your property?
    To check if your prospective tenant has had short-term rental violations in the past click here.