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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

Yes, Pigeon Forge, TN has an ordinance for the regulation of vacation rentals or short term rentals. For more details you can contact the Community Development Office, phone number below. There is no license transfer available. When a property changes hands the new owner must apply for a new permit.    

Zoning Restrictions

Short term rentals are not allowed in R1 - low density district.

Permit or License

A permit is required to operate a short term rental or vacation rental in Pigeon Forge. The application can be found using the link below. There is a $300 application fee and you must have a Business License and a Completed Life Safety Compliance Verification Form.

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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