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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

The County of Monroe in FL, which includes the islands of Florida Keys, has a comprehensive set of regulations pertaining to vacation rentals or short term rentals (STRs).

Zoning Restrictions

Not all areas in the County permit vacation rentals. Reference the map in the link below.

Permit or License

If your area does allow vacation rentals, the County requires that you apply for two permits as follows: 1) An annual special vacation rental permit is required from the Planning & Environmental Resources Department. As of 2021 the application fee costs $490, while the annual renewal for this permit costs $100. 2) A manager license. The application fee for this license costs $100.

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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