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Apply for a New Motel License

Florida law requires owners of new public lodging establishments and new owners of existing establishments to obtain a license from the division before operating. The application process described below is for new Motel licenses.

Application Requirements:
 
  • Motel Application: You are on track to apply for a New Motel license. For detailed information about Motel licenses including the licensing process and tips for ensuring your application is approved quickly. Please review our Guide to Hotels and Motels page. When ready, apply using the links at the bottom of this page.

  • Applying: For fastest turnaround apply online using the "Apply Online!" link at the bottom of the page.

  • Human Trafficking: By January 1, 2021 lodging facilities are require to provide training for employees who perform housekeeping duties in the rental units or who work at the front desk or reception area where guests check in or check out. For more detailed information see our Human Trafficking page.


If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850-487-1395.


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2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee FL 32399 :: Email: Customer Contact Center :: Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395

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Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the office by phone or by traditional mail. If you have any questions, please contact 850.487.1395. *Pursuant to Section 455.275(1), Florida Statutes, effective October 1, 2012, licensees licensed under Chapter 455, F.S. must provide the Department with an email address if they have one. The emails provided may be used for official communication with the licensee. However email addresses are public record. If you do not wish to supply a personal address, please provide the Department with an email address which can be made available to the public. Please see our Chapter 455 page to determine if you are affected by this change.