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Apply for a New Vacation Rental - Condo License

Florida law requires owners of new public lodging establishments and new owners of existing establishments to obtain a license from the division before commencing operation. The application process described below is for NEW VACATION RENTAL - CONDO LICENSES ONLY.

Application Requirements:
  • ELIGIBILITY: If your operation does not meet the following definition, please return to the previous page to select the correct one.

    Vacation Rental - A vacation rental is any unit or group of units in a condominium, cooperative, or any individually or collectively owned single-family, two-family, three-family or four-family house or dwelling unit that is also a transient public lodging establishment but that is not a timeshare project. [Section 509.242, Florida Statutes]

    "Transient establishment" means any public lodging establishment that is rented or leased to guests by an operator whose intention is that such guests┐ occupancy will be temporary. [s. 509.013, FS]

    For recordkeeping purposes, the "condo" license includes establishments comprised all or mostly of condominiums or cooperatives.

  • APPLICATION: Apply online using the link at the bottom of the page or if submitting by mail obtain and complete the Application Packet for a Vacation Rental License in Microsoft Word or Fill-in PDF (also referenced at the bottom of this page). The application packet includes instructions for making application and the following forms:

  • LIST OF RENTAL UNITS - State law requires the licensed agent or operator to notify the division of any and all condominium units or dwelling houses or units represented for inclusion in the license application. If you are just licensing one unit, entry in Section 4 of the application completes this requirement. (Note: Forms DBPR HR-7008, List for Collective License and DBPR HR-7009 List for Single or Group License are no longer required.)

  • LICENSE FEES: To assist you in determining the correct fee, the division has provided a license fee calculator. Online applications accept credit card payment at the end of the process.

    License fees and renewal dates are based in part on the county your establishment is located and when you wish to open. The division divides the state into 7 licensing districts according to county. Licenses expire each year at the following times:

    District 1 - October 1
    District 2 - December 1
    District 3 - February 1
    District 4 - April 1
    District 5 - June 1
    District 6 - June 1
    District 7 - December 1

  • License fees must be paid to the division before a license will be issued. If applying by mail please make checks payable to the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

  • MORE INFO: For additional information about our licensing process and other government requirements, please review our website. Use the Back button or arrow to return to this screen.

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