When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it is important for you to understand the laws in your region or city. As a platform and online marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide resources that may help you better understand applicable laws and regulations.
This list is not exhaustive, but it may give you a good start in understanding your local laws. If you have questions, visit the short-term rental homepage or other government agencies directly, or consult a local lawyer or tax professional.
Relevant information for Hosts
Miami 21 Zoning Code
The Miami 21 Zoning Code governs land use in the City of Miami. You should consult this Code to see if your listing is consistent with current zoning requirements or use definitions. Important terms include "bed and breakfast," "dwelling unit," "hotel," "inn," "lodging," "lodging unit," "multi-family housing," "single-family residence," and "residential use."
Building and Housing Standards
Miami enforces rules and regulations specifying minimum construction, design, and maintenance standards for buildings, including regulations on habitability, health, and safety. Certain rules and regulations applicable to residential and non-residential regulations may be relevant to your listing. Contact the Miami Building Department or the Code Compliance Department for more information.
Miami requires all owners or operators of businesses to apply for and receive a license. Please review the city's summary of the steps needed to start a business in Miami and contact the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for more information.
Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida both assess tourist taxes on any rental of a living or sleeping accommodation for periods of 6 months or less. More information about the County and State tourist taxes is available on the County's government website and the State Information on Transient Rental Taxes.
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