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One of the keys to success in the short term rental (STR) market is understanding the comprehensive STR or vacation rental regulations of the city or town where you plan to invest. Zoning restrictions, registration, permit or licensing requirements, and taxes vary widely. Search to see how your city or town may be affected.

STR Regulations

  Yes, Ft. Myers, FL has vacation rental regulations in place and that allows for rentals for a minimum of one week for single family homes. Condominiums of six or more residential units, may rent for a period of three days or more, provided such duration is authorized by the HOA. The regulations also indicate additional requirements for compliance. The full ordinance is linked below.  

Zoning Restrictions

Yes. Section Sec. 34-2391 in the Fort Myers short term rental ordinance outlines areas where the restrictions on weekly rentals do not apply. Please visit the ordinance for more specific details.

Permit or License

No, a permit or license is not required.

Short Term rental / Airbnb Regulations

For the most up-to-date information on short term rental regulations please click the links below to access the city website(s) and email address. Please notify us if there are any errors in the data.

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