Short Term Residential Rentals

Question

Can a resident with a house rent his or her house as an AirBnB?

Answer

Only on a weekly, monthly or longer rental basis. Rentals of less than one week are prohibited in each of the City's residential zoning districts. Any questions about the City's Codes can be answered by contacting the Planning Department at 321-837-7778.

Note

Homeowner Associations may have restrictive covenants that also address this subject and are more restrictive than the City Codes. The City does not enforce homeowner association documents.

General Information

  • 1) If you are renting your house for a week or more, you will need to apply for a City business tax license. View the Business Tax Application (PDF).
  • 2) The State of Florida will require you to pay hotel/transient occupancy tax, and may require payment of other sales, and other turnover taxes such as Value Added Tax, or Goods and Services Tax, or income tax. The State of Florida taxes short-term rentals (housing rented for 182 days or less) with a Transient Tax that is the 6% Florida Sales Tax plus 5.0% Brevard Tourist Development Tax.
  • 3) Renting your house for 30 days or more for two consecutive years will result in a property's loss of homestead exemption according to the County property appraiser. Access the Brevard County Property Appraiser's website.