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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

St Augustine FL vacation rental regulations were passed by an city ordinance in 2019. Owners are required to register and pay based on a tiered rate fee schedule by bedroom size. For more details on the fees and other specifics, please visit the city's website for short term rentals - link below. To view the city's zoning website click here.    

Zoning Restrictions

Yes, St. Augustine, FL does have zoning restrictions in place to regulate vacation rentals. Properties located in RS-1 & RS-2 Zoning are only allowed to do weekly rentals with the proper registration. HP-1 Zoning allows for monthly rentals only. All other zoning areas can be rented on a nightly basis with the proper registration.

Permit or License

Yes, you must register your short term rental and be approved for a permit. Several conditions must be met in order to obtain the permit. Click the link below to view the registration and renewal forms. Short term rental permits do not transfer to a new owner.

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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