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Short-Term Rentals Restrictions
Short-term rentals is defined by the locals law as any transient use for less than 6 months and 1 day.
- Under section 142-1111 : short-term rental use and advertisement is prohibited in all single-family homes (section 142-109 of the Land Development Regulations of the Miami Beach City Code).
- However, short-term rentals may be allowed in multi-family housing buildings located in certain zoning districts. A map and more information can be found here.
Short-term rentals in Miami Beach are required to apply for
- Business Tax Receipt (can be processed online online) : If your rental business implies a change of use, you must first obtain a Certificate of Use. The application process implies inspections by the Building Department, Fire Department, Planning Department and others. To know more about Certificate of Use application, you can call the Building Department at 306.673.7610. For more information and contacts, visit this starting-up portal and the official Miami Beach business portal.
- Florida Transient Lodging Licence : operating a transient public lodging activity requires to apply for a licence. Under State laws (Florida Statutes section 509.013), units rented out more than 3 times in a calendar year for 30 days or fewer may be considered a transient public lodging establishment. For more information about State law requirements, application and contacts, visit this page on the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation website.
Rentals of living or sleeping accommodation for 6 months or less may be subjected to different taxes, including :
- Resort tax levied by Miami Beach City (4%). See this tax portal online.
- Sales tax levied by the County of Miami Dade (1%) and Florida State (6%)
- Tourist and Convention Development Taxes levied by the County of Miami Dade (3%)
For more information about short-term rentals, visit this portal on the official Miami City website.