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Special Vacation Rental Program

Special Vacation rental means a dwelling unit that is rented, leased or assigned for tenancies of less than 28 days duration. 

Location Restrictions/MAPS:

NOT ALL AREAS IN UNINCORPORATED MONROE COUNTY ALLOW HOMES TO BE USED FOR VACATION RENTALS.  Please refer to these maps to understand any area restrictions.  The maps generally (verification is needed) show where vacation rentals are prohibited, where they are permitted with a permit, and where they can exist and are exempted from permit requirements.  (Please note this file is large due to the digital content so it will take a moment depending on your PC/Internet resources to download)

There are 2 requirements for special vacation rental:

1. An Annual Permit:

In Monroe County an owner or agent is required to obtain an annual special vacation rental permit from the Planning & Environmental Resources Department for each dwelling unit prior to renting any dwelling unit as a vacation rental unless an exemption to the vacation rental permit has been issued for the property as provided in Section 134-1(b) of the Monroe County Code. 

  • Initial Special Vacation Rental Permit Application Fee:      $490.00. 

This application and fee is for initial applications only, not renewals 

  • Renewal of Special Vacation Rental Application Fee:        $100.00

This application and fee is for renewals only.

NOTE:  A special vacation rental permit is nontransferable between owners.  A change of ownership of the vacation rental unit shall require the new owner or his agent to obtain a new vacation rental permit for the residential dwelling unit.

2. A Manager License:

All vacation rental units shall have a vacation rental manager, who has been issued a special vacation rental manager license by the Planning & Environmental Resources Department. 

Code Requirements:

It is important to review the Land Development Code requirements and comply with all requirements to avoid code compliance action. The adopted requirements are in place to foster and preserve public health, safety, comfort and welfare, and to aid in the harmonious and orderly development of the unincorporated areas of the county.

Please click HERE to review brochure.

Application:

Please click HERE to go to the Planning & Environmental Resources Department “Forms and Applications” web page to download appropriate Vacation Rental application.

Monroe County
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