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Miami Beach, FL

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 Miami Beach. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. If you have questions, contact the Planning Department or other city agencies directly, or consult a local lawyer or tax professional.

  • Land Development Regulations. Subpart B of the Miami Beach Code of Ordinances governs most land use in Miami Beach. Check Miami Beach’s short term rental zoning map to see if your listing is consistent with current zoning requirements or use definitions. Important terms include "accessory use," "apartment," "apartment hotel," "bed and breakfast inn," "commercial establishment," "dwelling," "hotel," "hotel unit," and "townhome."
  • Building and Housing Standards. Miami Beach enforces rules and regulations that specify minimum construction, design, maintenance standards, habitability, health, and safety. Certain rules and regulations applicable to residential and non-residential regulations may be relevant to your listing. Please review Chapter 14 of the Code of Ordinances and contact the Code Compliance Department for more information.
  • Business Licenses. Miami Beach requires anyone who hosts short term rentals to have a valid business license from the city. Please visit the city’s Business Portal or contact the Finance Department for more information.
  • Taxes. The City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, and the State of Florida assess tourist taxes on any short term rentals of accommodations with a duration of 6 months or less. Additionally, hosts must obtain a city-issued business tax receipt and a resort tax registration certificate in order to list their property on any hosting platform, according to Article V of Chapter 102 of the Miami Beach Code. Check the City's municipal code, the County's government website, and the State's FAQ page to learn more about City, County, and State taxes, respectively.
  • Zoning. Under Article IV of Chapter 142 of the Miami Beach Code, the advertisement of homes for a period of less than six months and one day is not permitted for for districts zoned RS1, RS2, RS3, RS4, RM-1, RM-PRD, RM-PRD-2, RPS-1 and RPS-2, CD-1, RO, R0-3 or TH, with some exceptions. Please review Chapter 142 of the Code of Ordinances for more information.
  • Other Rules. It's also important to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, such as leases, condo board or co-op rules, HOA rules, or rules established by tenant organizations. Please read your lease agreement and check with your landlord if applicable.

We are committed to working with local officials to help them understand how Airbnb benefits our community. Where needed, we will continue to advocate for changes that will allow regular people to rent out their own homes.