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Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Short-Term Vacation Rentals (STR) are any unit, or portion thereof, or group of units, in a condominium, apartment or cooperative that is leased or rented to an occupant for a rental period of six (6) months or less. Owners or Responsible Parties operating a Short-Term Vacation Rental shall obtain a Short-Term Vacation Rental License prior to leasing or renting a multi-family dwelling unit. A separate Short-Term Vacation Rental License is required for each Short-Term Vacation Rental unit.

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Draft Application

Affidavit

For more information, contact infopz@sibfl.net or call 305.792.1740.

Who Can Obtain a Short-Term Vacation Rental License?

Owners or Responsible Parties operating a Short-Term Vacation Rental shall obtain a Short-Term Vacation Rental License prior to leasing or renting a multi-family dwelling unit. A separate Short-Term Vacation Rental License is required for each Short-Term Vacation Rental unit.

Responsible Party

Responsible Party

 A Responsible Party is an Individual. The Responsible Party shall be designated and name submitted with the application for Short-Term Vacation Rental License. The City shall be notified in writing of any change of Responsible Party within ten (10) days of such change.

Responsible Party or Owner Responsibilities

Responsible Party or Owner Responsibilities

  • Be available by landline or mobile telephone to address problems with the rental of the property on a 24 hour a day basis, seven (7) days a week.
  • Be situated close enough to the property to be able to respond in person within one (1) hour of being notified by a rental occupant, law enforcement officer, emergency personnel, or the City of issues related to the rental.
  • Keep a list of all guests, which shall be made available for inspection by authorized personnel of the City at all times upon request.
  • Maintain the entire property free of garbage and litter provided, however, that this section shall not prohibit the storage of garbage and litter in authorized receptacles for collection.
  • Conduct an on-site inspection of the rental at the end of each rental period to ensure continued compliance with the requirements of the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance.

 

Requirements

Short-Term Vacation Rental License Requirements

Short-Term Vacation Rental License Requirements

  • Understanding of Short-Term Vacation Rental requirements and standards
  • Completed application, notarized, signed by property owner and/or responsible party
  • Proof of Payment
  • Proof of DBPR Transient Public Lodging Establishment License
  • Current & active Certificate of Registration with Florida Department of Revenue
  • Current & active Certificate of Registration with Miami-Dade County Tax Collector for the purpose of collecting and remitting tourist convention development taxes.
  • Copy of Liability Insurance
  • Copy of Rental Agreement
  • List of platforms & listing entities (i.e. Airbnb, VRBO, Craigslist, etc.)
  • Sketch of emergency exits and parking spaces assigned to units
  • Proof of smoke, carbon detector & fire extinguisher installed in each rental unit
  • Consent letter from Condominium Association or copy of by-laws

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Fees

Fees

At the time of application submittal, the following fees must be submitted by check or money order, payable to The City of Sunny Isles Beach. Credit cards may be accepted at a later time.

  • Local Business Tax Receipt (includes application fee): $110
  • Vacation Rental License: $100
  • Late Vacation Rental License Payment Fee: $50
  • License Renewal Fee: $100 each (Vacation Rental License and Local Business Tax Receipt)

The Fees charged by the Planning and Zoning Department for Short-Term Vacation Rental Licenses, pursuant to Ordinance 2018-522 Section 217-19, are non-refundable.

Occupancy Requirements

Occupancy Requirements

 The maximum occupancy for Short-Term Vacation Rentals is up to two persons per bedroom, plus two additional persons per property.

Up to a maximum of 12 persons. Excludes children under three years of age.

Outstanding Code Violations

Outstanding Code Violations

Under the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance, the Owner or Responsible Party must demonstrate compliance with all applicable codes.

A Short-Term Vacation Rental License will not be issued for a property with open code violations.

Penalties for Violating the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance

Penalties for Violating the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance

Within any continuous 12 month period:

  • First Offense: $1,000
  • Second Offense: $2,500
  • Third Offense: $2,500 and 1-year suspension of Short-Term Vacation Rental License

The City may refuse to issue or renew a License due to the Owner or Responsible Party willfully withholding or falsifying any information.

 

The Application Process

When & Where to Submit an Application

When & Where to Submit an Application

Applications will be accepted starting Monday, October 1, 2018. Applications can be submitted online via sibfl.net or in person. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Owner or Responsible Party will receive notation of what is missing.

Submit Applications to the Planning and Zoning Department
Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 3rd Floor
18070 Collins Avenue,
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Phone: 305.792.1740
Email: infopz@sibfl.net

Enforcement

Enforcement

Enforcement will begin on December 1, 2018. All owners or responsible parties must obtain a Short-Term Vacation Rental License in order to be in compliance with Ordinance 2018-522.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Short-Term Vacation Rental?

What is Short-Term Vacation Rental?

 A Short-Term Vacation Rental is any dwelling unit or group of dwelling units in a condominium or apartment that is leased or rented for a period of six (6) months or less.

Who does the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance apply to?

Who does the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance apply to?

The Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance applies to anyone who rents a dwelling unit in a condominium or apartment of six (6) months or less.

Do you need a license from the City of Sunny Isles Beach to operate a Short-Term Vacation Rental?

Do you need a license from the City of Sunny Isles Beach to operate a Short-Term Vacation Rental?

Yes, you will need to obtain a Short-Term Vacation Rental License and Local Business Tax Receipt from the City.

Where do I go to obtain the Short-Term Vacation Rental License and Local Business Tax Receipt from the City of Sunny Isles Beach?

Where do I go to obtain the Short-Term Vacation Rental License and Local Business Tax Receipt from the City of Sunny Isles Beach?

You will need to contact the Planning and Zoning Department at:

City of Sunny Isles Beach Government Center 3rd Floor,
18070 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Phone: 305.792.1740
Email: infopz@sibfl.net.

Do I need a license from Miami-Dade County and other governmental agencies to operate a Short-Term Vacation Rental in the City?

Do I need a license from Miami-Dade County and other governmental agencies to operate a Short-Term Vacation Rental in the City?

Yes, an owner or responsible party for a Short-Term Vacation Rental must have the following licenses:

  • Proof of DBPR Transient Public Lodging Establishment License
  • Current & active Certificate of Registration with Florida Department of Revenue
  • Current & active Certificate of Registration with Miami-Dade County Tax Collector for the purpose of collecting and remitting tourist convention development taxes.

What documentation do I need to submit to obtain a Short-Term Vacation Rental License with the City?

What documentation do I need to submit to obtain a Short-Term Vacation Rental License with the City?

You will need the following documents:

  • Completed application, notarized, signed by property owner and/or responsible party
  • Proof of DBPR Transient Public Lodging Establishment License
  • Current and active certificate of Registration with Florida Department of Revenue
  • Current and active Certificate of Registration with Miami-Dade County Tax Collector
  • Copy of Liability Insurance Copy of Rental Agreement List of platforms and listing entities (i.e. Airbnb, VRBO, craigslist, etc.)
  • Sketch of emergency exit and parking spaces assigned to units
  • Proof of smoke and carbon detector and fire extinguisher installed in each rental unit
  • Consent letter from Condominium Association or Copy of the by-laws of the Condominium

What is the cost for a Short-Term Vacation Rental License and Local Business Tax Receipt from the City?

What is the cost for a Short-Term Vacation Rental License and Local Business Tax Receipt from the City?

The Short-Term Vacation Rental License is $100 for an initial application and a Local Business Tax Receipt is $110 (includes $10 application fee). A late fee of $50 is charged for failure to renew prior to expiration of the license and a $50 fee is charged to modify the Short-Term Vacation Rental License. Renewal fee (on or before September 30 each year) is $100 each for the Short-Term Vacation Rental License and Local Business Tax Receipt.

What are my responsibilities as a Short-Term Vacation Rental owner or responsible party?

What are my responsibilities as a Short-Term Vacation Rental owner or responsible party?

The owner or responsible party must be in compliance with the City’s Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance. This includes obtaining all the required licenses, paying the required taxes and fees, ensuring guests are in compliance with the City’s noise ordinance and local laws, and notifying the City of changes to local contact information.

How often can I rent my Short-Term Vacation Rental unit?

How often can I rent my Short-Term Vacation Rental unit?

 The City’s Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance for condominiums and apartments does not restrict how often a unit may be rented. However, your condominium documents and lease agreement may impose restrictions on how often you may rent and the minimum duration of a rental.

Can I designate another person to be responsible for my Short-Term Vacation Rental Unit?

Can I designate another person to be responsible for my Short-Term Vacation Rental Unit?

 Yes, a unit owner can designate an individual as the Responsible Party for the dwelling unit. The Responsible Party, like the owner must be available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to address any problems with the unit.

Can I operate a Short-Term Vacation Rental unit without the consent of my condominium association?

Can I operate a Short-Term Vacation Rental unit without the consent of my condominium association?

 No, you are required to obtain written consent from the condominium association or copy of the by-laws of the condominium.

If I am not the owner of my unit, can I perform Short-Term Vacation Rentals?

If I am not the owner of my unit, can I perform Short-Term Vacation Rentals?

No, the secondary subletting of vacation rentals is not allowed per section 217-24(C).

How many persons can occupy a dwelling unit?

How many persons can occupy a dwelling unit?

 A maximum of two persons per bedroom and two additional persons per property and not to exceed 12. However, a condominium association may impose more restrictive occupancy restrictions than the City.

Can the City revoke or suspend a Short-Term Vacation Rental License?

Can the City revoke or suspend a Short-Term Vacation Rental License?

Yes, the City can revoke or suspend a Short-Term Vacation Rental License for failure to comply with the requirements of the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance.

What are the penalties for failing to comply with the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance?

What are the penalties for failing to comply with the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance?

A unit owner can be fined up to $1,000 for first violation, $2,500 for second violation, and for a third violation, suspension of the Short-Term Vacation Rental License up to a year.

Will the City conduct an inspection of the dwelling unit under the Short-Term Vacation Rental License?

Will the City conduct an inspection of the dwelling unit under the Short-Term Vacation Rental License?

Inspection of the property is not required unless the City has determined that a violation has occurred or a basis to inspect under the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance.
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