ASK THE BUSINESS LICENSE GURU

By David Yount

Question:

“Do I need a license to rent out my home as a vacation bnb?”

Answer:

Certain cities and states require some sort of permit, registration, or license in order to rent out a residence as a short-term vacation rental or Airbnb. Florida, for instance, requires all vacation rentals to be registered with the state. Many cities have registration requirements for properties such as these. It is important to check with every level of government — city, county, and state — before listing your property as a short-term rental.