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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

Gatlinburg, TN passed an ordinance that defines a STR or short term rental as a "Tourist Residence" and put specific regulations in place. A Tourist Residence is "any dwelling used for the overnight and/or weekly rental to tourists."

Zoning Restrictions

Permit or License

Gatlinburg, TN requires owners to obtain a Tourist Residence Permit on an annual basis in order to have a short term rental. The application can be found on the link below. Summit County maintains that a short-term rental license is uniquely tied to an individual property and the owner. Therefore, new owners must complete their own application for a short-term rental license.

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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