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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

New Orleans, LA has vacation rental regulations that require owners to obtain both an owner and operator permit and remit taxes. For any Dwelling Unit in the City to be used legally as an STR, an owner of that Unit must apply for and receive an STR Owner permit for the Unit. For any individual to legally manage or operate one or more STRs in the City, that individual must apply for and receive an STR Operator permit in their name. More details can be found on the City website below.

Zoning Restrictions

New Orleans has extensive zoning restrictions regulating where STRs can operate. Visit property.nola.gov and enter the property address to find the zone. Then visit the city website below to determine your eligibility.

Permit or License

Yes, a permit for both the owner and the operator of the STR is required by the City to operate a STR legally. The City also requires that the license number obtained is displayed on all booking sites.

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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