Division of Hotels and Restaurants
Licensed Agents for Vacation Rentals FAQ
All information on this page is current and was last reviewed by the division on March 28, 2012.
1. Q. What is a licensed agent for vacation rentals?
Florida law requires the division issue group licenses and collective licenses for vacation rentals to licensed agents. A licensed agent, as used in this rule, means an operator of a management company who has been "licensed" by the property or unit owner to hold out the property or unit for rent on a transient basis. The "license" can be in the form of a rental agreement or contract between the agent and the owner.
2. Q. Does a licensed agent have to be licensed by the Division of Real Estate?
No. The Division of Hotels and Restaurants does not require the licensed agent to be licensed by the Division of Real Estate to obtain a license for a vacation rental.