Latest Update Effective on August 20, 2020:
- Short-term rentals and vacation rentals that are not located in condominium or hotel buildings must remain CLOSED and are expressly PROHIBITED
- Short-term rentals and vacation rentals that are not located in condominium or hotel buildings are prohibited from accepting any new guests or making any new reservations
- Commencing at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2020 and notwithstanding any other emergency order to the contrary, for short-term rentals and vacation rentals located in condominiums or hotel buildings where otherwise permitted, the maximum daytime and overnight occupancy shall be up to a maximum of two persons per bedroom plus two additional persons per rental unit not to exceed a maximum of four persons, unless it is a single family group staying together, in which case not to exceed six persons per rental unit
Any violation(s) of the maximum occupancy restriction may result in the immediate revocation of the Business Tax Receipt for the short-term rental unit or vacation rental in question for the duration of the Emergency Order, or any other appropriate penalty determined by the City Manager.
Click here to read the full City of Miami Beach Emergency Order.
The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) approved the Miami-Dade County plan for vacation rentals, which includes the following mandatory regulations.
HEALTH & SAFETY OF GUESTS
- Remote check‐in/out should be made available when possible to cut down on face‐to‐face interactions.
- CDC resources must be provided to any guest while staying on property. These resources are available in multiple languages at the CDC website.
- CDC guidance must be provided to guests traveling with pets and service/assistance animals if the property is pet friendly.
- All properties must provide local COVID‐19 guidance for guests. Miami‐Dade County has a dedicated webpage that includes local information.
- Homeowners/property managers will add cleaning procedures to their amenities list and property description.
CLEANLINESS OF THE PROPERTY
- All DBPR sanitation guidelines must be followed: 61C‐3.001 Sanitation and Safety Requirements of the transient lodging statutes.
- CDC-related guidelines that are for public spaces, businesses, schools and homes and which expand upon the State of Florida and DBPR requirements for safety and sanitation for all lodging, must be followed.
- Two days must be allowed for enhanced cleaning procedures to take place between stays based upon the use of CDC cleaning and sanitization procedures.
- Housecleaning will conform to the “Enhanced Industry‐Wide Hotel Cleaning Standards in response to COVID‐19” adopted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
- All cleaning will be completed prior to guest check in, so as to avoid any physical contact between cleaning staff and guests.
- Shared pools and elevators, as well as common areas, will be subject to the Enhanced Industry‐Wide Hotel Cleaning Standards (AHLA).
- Spare blankets and pillows will be removed, unless cleaned between each guest stay.