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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

Galveston, TX does have vacation rental regulations in place that require an owner of a short term rental to obtain a permit. There are zoning restrictions in place.

Zoning Restrictions

The City allows short-term rentals in every district on the island with the exception of district R-0. Properties can be rezoned. These requests must be reviewed by the Planning Commission as well as City Council.

Permit or License

The City of Galveston, TX requires a permit to operate a short term rental unit.

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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