Wilton Manors, FL

This page is designed only to give you some help with understanding the regulations you should comply with. We do not pretend the informations provided here are exhaustive and actual. It is you duty to know and abide by the law.

We highly recommend you to have a look to Article XIII (Vacation Rentals) in Wilton Manors Code of Ordinances Chapter 10, added by ordinance n°2016-002.

 

Taxes

Rentals for less than 6 months are subjected to different taxes, including:

  • Florida Sales Tax (6% of the rent): to be paid to the Florida Department of Revenue.
  • Broward County Tourist Development Tax (6% of the rent): since Feb. 1st, 2018, misterb&b agreed with the Broward County to collect the TDT from the Guests and remit it to the County Tax Section, on behalf of the Hosts. Please note that under this agreement, we do not have to disclose your personal information to the Broward County when we remit the proceeds of the tax.

 

Registration of vacation rentals

Section 10-276 of Article XIII defines vacation rentals as any accommodation that is rented to Transient Occupants more than 3 times in calendar year for periods of less than 30 days, or which is advertised to the public as a place regularly rented to Transient Occupants, but that is not a timeshare project.

  • If your accommodation fits this definition, it needs to be registered as a Vacation Rental: all the registration steps are described here.
  • Both a Vacation Rental Application and Local Business Tax Application needs to be completed and submit to Community Development Services.
  • Supporting documents (listed here) must be provided including : Broward County for Tourist Development Tax certificate (click here), Broward County Business Tax Receipt (click here), Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation license as a transient public lodging establishment (click here), Florida Department of Revenue certificate of registration for purposes of collecting and remitting sales and transient rental tax (click here).
  • Your accommodation will have to pass City inspection in order to be delivered a Vacation Rental Certificate of Compliance.

If you have any question about registration and certificate of compliance, you can reach the Community Development Services at (954) 390-2180 or by e-mail at cdsrecordsrequest@wiltonmanors.com

 

Maintaining compliance

Section 10-283 of Fort Lauderdale Code of Ordinances sets standards and requirements to be met by every vacation rentals. See this official checklist to make sure your rental is compliant.

  • Minimum life requirements: accommodations must be equipped with swimming pool safety, smoke and CO detectors, fire extinguishers.
  • Certificate of Compliance: it must be posted in your accommodation.
  • Informations to the Guests: Hosts must post minimum informations within their accommodations (including the contact of responsible party).
  • Respect of other laws: Hosts must also respect other regulations on buildings (Wilton Manors Code of Ordinance Chapter 5), fire and flood prevention (Chapter 8 and 9), noise disturbance (Chapter 21) and the Florida Building Code.

Updated Jan. 2018