This page is only designed to give you an overview of the local requirements, but it is your duty to know and comply with the local laws. misterb&b is not a legal adviser : you should read carefully the relevant laws and contact a local adviser or the local authorities for further understanding.
Vacation Rental types
Vacation rentals means residential dwelling units or accessory buildings that are rented out for less than 30 consecutive days.
- Type 1 Rentals - Owner occupied : rental of an entire unit or part of it (bedrooms) in the presence of the Host
- Type 2 Rentals - Not Owner Occupied : rental of entire single-family or two-family properties in the absence of the Host
- Type 3 Rentals - Multifamily/Commercial Non-Owner Occupied : rental of an entire unit in multifamily use buildings
Under the City’s ordinance, no more than 10 people can be inside the rental at once.
For a better understanding and contacts, see this flyer.
Vacation Rental License
The Hosts must satisfy the notification requirements, by displaying a copy of the information packet they have been given during the licensing.
Hotel Occupancy Tax
The City of Austin assesses Hotel Occupancy Tax on any building in which the public may obtain sleeping accommodations for a cost of $2 or more each day for a consecutive duration of 30 days or less. The Hosts need to register to collect the tax from the Guests and remit it to the City. For more information about the registration and remittance procedures, visit this page.
The State of Texas levies Hotel Occupancy Tax on any room or space rented out for $15 or more each day. For more information about the rate, exemptions and the remittance process, visit this page.