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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 establishment, which will be used as the address of record for administrative purposes.

  • License Location Address: This is the physical address of the establishment. If your establishment has more than one address, please provide the address of the main office on the premises or the main building. Post office box numbers are not valid for this address. 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: You are required to pay the fee 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 review our License Fee Calculator at

  • Disabled Veteran Exemption: If you select the Disabled Veteran Exemption, we require documentation to verify your exemption. Please provide us with a copy of your DD214 form as proof of honorable discharge along with documentation that you are a disabled veteran.
  • List of all units to be licensed State law requires the licensed agent or operator to notify the division of any and all condominium or dwelling houses or units represented for inclusion in the license application. If you have multiple units you may use form 7010 at to submit the list

  • 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

  • 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

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