Atlantic City, NJ
When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it is important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to give you some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in Atlantic City. If you have questions, contact the Code Enforcement Division by email or by phone at (609) 347-6450, or consult a local lawyer.
All dwelling units, rooms or other spaces that are occupied on a seasonal and/or transient rental basis must obtain a seasonal permit.
Permit applications must include a $300 application fee for each season in which they plan to be active. The seasons are broken down into three periods; winter/spring, summer, and the fall.
To apply for these permits, please visit Atlantic City’s website and click on the “Occupancy Permits - Seasonal” link. You will need the following information to successfully complete the application:
- Certificate of Land Use (Contact – City 609-347-5404 or CRDA Tourism District – 609-347-0500. (only if this is an initial application);
- Smoke Certification (single family or duplex only) Contact: Fire Prevention – 609-347-5595;
- Pest Certification;
- Copy of Brochure or other alternative publication which is to be given to renters with information providing basic, minimum standards of conduct during their visit to the City of Atlantic City, which should include information on public nuisances, noise and loitering.
Once your application has been submitted and reviewed for completion, an inspection will be scheduled. Failure to obtain a seasonal occupancy permit may result in receiving a summons from the Municipal Court and the suspension of all seasonal permits in your name. Please refer to Atlantic City’s website for additional information.
Other contracts and rules
As a host, you need to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, including leases, co-op rules, HOA rules, or other rules established by tenant organizations. You should be able to find out more by contacting your housing authority (such as a community council) or landlord. Your lease (or other contract) might also have specific details.
Our commitment to your community
We are committed to working with local officials to clarify how local rules impact the short-term rental community.