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Apply for a New Vacation Rental - Dwelling 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 obtaining a Vacation Rental Dwelling license, both newly licensed and changes of ownership.

Application Requirements:
  • Main Address: This is the main address of the owner or operator of the license, which will be used as the address of record for administrative purposes.

  • Rental Location Address: Rental location addresses are the physical addresses of the rental units(s) included in the license. If you have more than one rental unit you must provide a complete address for each unit. Please be sure to enter a valid Florida county to ensure proper processing.

  • Resort Classifications: Collective: Up to 75 units located at different addresses within one district. Group: Multiple units located within the same building/complex. No maximum. Single: 1-4 units located within the same building

  • Fees: There are fees associated with this application. By applying online, you can pay with a credit card. The fee is payable at the end of the application process. To estimate the fees prior to applying please visit our Lodging Fees Page

  • Certificate of Balcony Inspection Every public lodging establishment which is 3 or more stories in height, or which has a vertical distance of 17 feet or more from the lowest grade level to any balcony must submit to the division a certificate stating that any and all balconies, stairways, and railways have been inspected by a person who, through education and experience, is competent to inspect multi-story buildings and found by such person to be safe, secure, and free of defects. If the above applies to your facility, please complete and attach a Certificate of Balcony Inspection available at Certificate of Balcony Inspection

  • Human Trafficking: By January 1, 2021 lodging facilities are required 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 at Human Trafficking

Vacation rental unit locations are maintained online through the license holders DBPR Online services account. We strongly recommend applying online so that rental units can be added or removed as needed. 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.