Code Compliance

Vacation Rental Program


Background: The Vacation Rental Registration Program regulates vacation rentals as defined in Section 509.242 of the Florida Statutes (2015). Through the administration and enforcement of the Vacation Rental Registration Program, the Community Enhancement and Compliance Division ensures that vacation rental operators are current with their State/local licenses and tax requirements. The division also ensures that each vacation rental property meets minimum housing and life safety standards outlined in Article X – Vacation Rentals, of Chapter 15 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Fort Lauderdale. Ordinance No. C-16-25 is the ordinance that governs the administration and enforcement of the City's Vacation Rental Registration Program. The fee schedule for the program can be found in Vacation Rental Fee Resolution 17-81 , and is as follows:

Vacation Rental Fee Schedule
Vacation Rental Registration Fee (Up to 4 units under the same roof. This fee includes the first 2 inspections) $350.00
Non-Owner Occupied Vacation Rental Renewal Registration Fee $160.00
Owner Occupied Vacation Rental Renewal Registration Fee $80.00
Safety Inspection, Re-Inspection and No-Show Inspection (Assessed for each additional inspection) $75.00
Late Registration Payment Fee $75.00
Transfer Rental Agent Fee (Responsible party only) $35.00
Business Tax License Fee (Prorated: October 1st - March 31st) $157.50
Business Tax License Fee (Prorated: April 1st - June 30th) $78.75
Business Tax License Fee (Prorated: July 1st - September 30th) $236.25


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