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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

Nashville, TN has two types of classifications for short term rentals and offers two types of permits: owner occupied and non-owner occupied. New, non-owner occupied short term rental property (STRP) permits are only issued in certain areas - see zoning. You must renew your STRP permit annually and show it on all listing platforms.

Zoning Restrictions

Non-owner occupied STRP permits are only allowed in certain non-residential areas. Click on the secondary link to see which zones are permitted.

Permit or License

There are several steps to take in order to obtain a permit that includes: create a floor plan, show proof of liability insurance, show proof of notification to adjacent property owners, show proof of residence, proof of tax payments and meeting with a zoning examiner. The full list can be found in link below.

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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