Following the City of Sarasota commission’s adoption of an ordinance last May requiring vacation rental registration in the residential neighborhoods within the Coastal Island Overlay District, city staff in the Development Services Department have been working to put the new program in place. Registration began Jan. 3, 2022; a certificate of registration must be obtained by June 1.
The Development Services Department is using available software to identify possible vacation rentals through VRBO, Airbnb and other rental property sites. The ordinance establishes an occupancy limit and requires 24-hour contact information for the rental, among other requirements such as a written reminder about sound and parking. All rentals must adhere to the city’s minimum stay requirement of longer than one week. For more information, click here.