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Vacation Rental Certificate Ordinance Amended 9-24-19: New Fees Adopted include:  Initial App (includes inspections) = $545.00; Renewal App Fee (... read more

Rental Business Tax Receipt

It is the property owner's responsibility to obtain a Business Tax Receipt prior to September 30 each year. 
It is also the requirement of all Vacation Rental property owners to obtain a Vacation Rental Certificate through the City of Holmes Beach.
Rental Business Tax Receipt & Vacation Rental Certificate applications - 
For further information, please contact:
Ami Cox, Administrative Specialist
941-708-5800, ext. 222
Whether you own a hotel, a motel, or a residence, or if you offer any real property for rent, you must obtain a Rental Business Tax Receipt prior to offering the property for rent.  Rental Business Tax Receipts must be renewed annually and run from October 1 through September 30.  For complete information on obtaining a Rental Business Tax Receipt, rental restrictions, fees, and the application process, please contact the Business Tax Office at City Hall for the appropriate forms.
Zoning District Rental Requirements
R-1 - 30 day minimum
R1-AA - 30 day minimum
Note re:  R-1:  For continuous Rental Business Tax Receipts issued on a weekly minimum basis prior to March 27, 2007, the nonconforming use status of such resort housing dwelling units shall expire on March 27, 2017 (ten years from the effective date of Ord. No. 07-04) and occupancy of such dwelling units shall thereafter comply with the minimum 30-day occupancy.
R-2 and R-3 - Weekly Minimum Rentals (excludes certain grandfathered hotels renting on a daily basis)
R-4 - Weekly Minimum Rentals (exludes certain rentals located in the overlay district renting on a daily basis)

The City's Code can be accessed through the "Online Library" of the Municipal Code Corporation
The rental restrictions are detailed in the Land Development Code under Zoning, Art VI 6.3.
Also refer to Art. IV, 4.2 D regarding the ten year sunshine for R-1 non-conforming rentals. 

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