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Code Compliance

Vacation Rental Program

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Background: The Vacation Rental Registration Program regulates vacation rentals as defined in Section 509.242 of the Florida Statutes (2015). A Vacation Rental shall mean any unit or group of units in a condominium or cooperative or any individually or collectively owned single-family, two-family, three-family, or four-family house or dwelling unit that is rented to Transient Occupants more than three (3) times in a calendar year for periods of less than thirty (30) days or one (1) calendar month, whichever is less, or which is advertised or held out to the public as a place regularly rented to Transient Occupants, and also a transient public lodging establishment as defined in Section 509.013. Florida Statutes (2016). but that is not a timeshare project.

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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