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The City Commission adopted rules for Short-Term Rentals in 2019. These regulations deal specifically with short-term vacation rentals. The basic requirements per zoning district are listed below:
RS-1 & RS-2 Zoning - may be rented for periods of one week or longer with approved registration. Nightly rentals are not allowed in RS-1 and RS-2 zoning.
HP-1 Zoning - may be rented on a monthly or greater period of time with approved registration.
All other Zoning Districts: may be rented on a nightly basis with approved registration.
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Here is a link to the Registration Portal
Within RS-1 and RS-2 Parcels, the weekly minimum means that short term rentals can only host one stay per week, this would include between a one night stay and a 6 night stay during a weeks time.
The City of St. Augustine Short-Term Vacation Rental ordinance (2019- 50) requires a Life Safety Inspection, performed by the St. Augustine Fire Department, at the time of registration and annually thereafter. Listed below are the fire-safety requirements for all short-term rental properties:
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an inspection, contact Fire Safety Inspector Dustin Hamilton at 904-808-3369.
Download the Life Safety List (PDF)
Each rental unit provides a at least one (1) parking space per bedroom on-site. This parking may be provided off-site with special approval from the City’s Planning & Zoning Board.
Each parking space shall be stabilized with concrete, asphalt, pavers or gravel. Grass, mulch or sand are not acceptable areas for parking.
The total maximum is twelve (12) occupants. This is computed at two (2) person per bedroom plus an additional two (2) children under the age of 18.
At the time of registration, and annually, each short term rental is inspected for life safety, zoning and property maintenance compliance.
Tiered Rate Schedule - $73.81 per rental bedroom + Base Rate of $294.48 and $100 Late Renewal Fee and $50 Re-Inspection Fee
• Studio Rental- $294.48
• One Bedroom- ($294.48 + $73.81) = $368.29
• Two Bedrooms- ($294.48 + $147.62) = $442.10
• Three Bedrooms- ($294.48 + $221.43) = $515.92
• Four Bedrooms- ($294.48 + $295.24) = $589.73
• Five Bedrooms- ($294.48 + 369.05) = $663.54
Application fees are non-refundable if your application is denied or if your property does not pass the final inspection.
You can File A Complaint Online OR you can Call 904-569-7077
Yes! A short term rental is synonymous with a vacation rental. Vacation Rentals are define in Section 509.242, Florida Statues.
You will need to register each individual short term rental listing on your Property (if you have two Short Term Rentals listed on a rentals site (ex. AirBnB), you will need two registrations.
The registration period follows our fiscal year, October 1 - September 30. Renewals are to be submitted by October 1st each year, or a late renewal fee of $100 will be assessed. If a new registration is submitted outside of the October 1st deadline for renewals, registration fees will not be prorated.