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This page provides helpful information and examples about the types of services that must be performed by a DBPR-licensed individual or business

What services require a State of Florida license?


PUBLIC LODGING ESTABLISHMENTS

A public lodging establishment is any unit, group of units, dwelling, building or group of buildings within a single complex of buildings which is rented to guests or advertised as rented to guests as a transient or non-transient establishment.

A transient establishment is a public lodging establishment rented for less than 30 days or one month for transient occupancy with the intent that the guest's stay will be temporary.  Examples of transient public lodging are hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, roominghouses, vacation condominiums, vacation houses, and apartments. 

A non-transient establishment is a public lodging establishment rented for at least 30 days or one month for nontransient occupancy with the intent that the residence will be the guest's sole residence.  Examples of non-transient public lodging establishments are apartments or roominghouses with more than four units.

These items are offered as examples of lodging that need a DBPR license and lodging that does not need a DBPR license. The list is not all inclusive. If you have specific questions, please contact the department at 850.487.1395 or review the rules for the business type at www.myfloridalicense.com. You should also check with your county or city to learn whether or not a local business tax receipt is required. Please visit our Unlicensed Activity page to learn more about how you can help us combat Unlicensed Activity.

 

Needs a DBPR License Does not need a DBPR License

Hotel, motel, inn, bed and breakfast, or resort

College dormitory, mobile home park, trailer park, RV park or health care facility

Apartment building with 5 or more apartments advertised or rented for nontransient occupancy

Apartment building with 4 or fewer apartments advertised or rented for nontransient occupancy

Single apartment, townhouse, or apartment building advertised or rented for transient occupancy

 Subleasing your apartment or renting a room in your house for nontransient occupancy

Group of single family homes, duplexes, triplexes, or quadruplexes with 5 or more rental units on property owned or operated by a single entity and advertised or rented for nontransient occupancy

Detention facility or court ordered recovery facility or half-way house

Single family house, condominium, timeshare, or a room in a single family house advertised or rented for transient occupancy

Single family house or single condominium in a building rented for nontransient occupancy or under a rent to own contract

Condominium or timeshare building with 5 or more units owned or operated by a single entity and advertised or rented for nontransient occupancy

Condominium rented as transient housing by a Condominium Association as defined in Chapter 718.103, F.S. if the Condominium Association does not own the unit

Duplex, triplex or quadruplex advertised or rented for transient occupancy

Providing no-cost shelter for homeless persons

Group of 5 or more attached townhouses owned or operated by a single entity and advertised or rented for nontransient occupancy

Migrant labor camps or migrant housing permitted by the Department of Health

 

Boat of any kind providing lodging accommodations

Any establishment operated by a Public Housing Authority regulated under Chapter 421, F.S.

Any lodging establishment on a military base

  Any roominghouse or boardinghouse for transient or nontransient occupancy
  Housing managed by a non-profit organization for use by patients and patients' families and caregivers only.

 

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