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Any dwelling unit designed to be occupied as the residence or living quarters of not more than one family. Any property that is rented to guests more than 3 times a year for periods of less than 30 days.
A single family home, a condominium unit, an apartment unit, and each unit of a duplex, triplex or quadplex.
Click on the link provided under the Vacation Rental License Application on the Vacation Rental License webpage.
Vacation Rental Licenses expire each September 30th and are renewed.
The maximum overnight occupancy is 2 times the number of bed rooms and the maximum daytime occupancy is 1.5 times the overnight occupancy. Four children up to age 4 are allowed in addition to either occupancy limits.
Example: 3 bedroom home overnight occupancy = 3 bedroom x 2 occupants per bedroom = 6 overnight occupancy + 4 children up to age 4.
Maximum daytime occupancy = 1.5 x 6 overnight occupancy = 9 daytime occupancy + 4 children up to age 4.
Yes, each dwelling unit is required to have its own separate City Vacation Rental License. A separate application is required for each one.
Failure to register a vacation rental property will result in penalties, citations and/or daily fines. If a daily fine is assessed, a code lien will be placed against the property.
FSS 509.032 7b states “A local law, ordinance, or regulation may not prohibit vacation rentals or regulate the duration or frequency of rental of vacation rentals. This paragraph does not apply to any local law, ordinance, or regulation adopted on or before June 1, 2011.”
The current ordinance states unreasonably loud noise is noise plainly audible inside of a receiving property with doors and windows closed, across a property line, and interferes with a person’s peaceful enjoyment of a residence or the peace and tranquility of the surrounding neighborhood. The Noise Ordinance states Quiet Hours are between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Yes, as long as they are within the occupancy levels as stated in the Vacation Rental License Regulations.
Code Enforcement can be contacted at https://www.hollywoodfl.org/383/Code-Compliance or by calling 954-321-3061.
Call the non-emergency number (954-764-4357) so Police can respond and address the issue while it’s occurring. This also enables the City to have proof if the location becomes a nuisance.
In order for an Officer to cite someone for a noise ordinance violation the following are necessary:
- The complainant must be willing to sign an affidavit stating how their peace and tranquility was disturbed.
- The noise must be unreasonably loud (see definition in Noise Ordinance)
- The renter must be a tri-county resident.
Call Code Enforcement (954-921-3061) or Parking Enforcement (954-921-3535) during business hours. Call the non-emergency number (954-764-4357) after business hours so Police can respond and address the issue while it’s occurring.
No. It is a civil issue between the owner/management company and the renter.
Officers can address noise and parking complaints. Officers will document their observations in an incident report which will be forwarded to Code Enforcement for follow up.
Yes, the City requires registration, but it is assessed at a lower rate.
Once your Vacation Rental Application is complete, you will be contacted by City staff to arrange an inspection. You can also call us to schedule an inspection at 954-921-3225.
Those properties with an occupancy of more than 8 are required to have an additional garbage receptacle.