Apply for Home Sharing Registration

Looking to list your house or apartment on a short-term property rental website, such as Airbnb?

Apply for a short-term rental permit from the City of Orlando. The city requires all residents who want to rent out a portion of their property for short-term rentals to have a short-term property rental permit.

Interested in learning more about rules and regulations, frequently asked questions and other related information to home sharing?


Step 1.Check your eligibility

If you are in a property that is zoned as residential you are allowed to rent out a portion of your home for short-term rentals. You must:

  • Not rent out more than half of your property (less than half of your bedrooms)
  • Continue to use the house as your primary residence
  • Be present on the property for the visit

Learn more about the Home Sharing Ordinance

Step 2.Gather your information

To process your application, you will need:

  • Two proofs of residency, including a copy or photo of your driver's license and a utility bill
  • If you are not the property owner, a notarized letter from the property owner giving you permission to rent out rooms on the property for short-term rentals

You should also confirm that the total number of bedrooms listed with the Orange County Property Appraiser is correct. 

Step 3.Apply online

Use our digital permitting tool to begin your project.

Apply for Home Sharing Registration

Step 4.We'll review your permit

City staff will review your request and get back with you in three to four business days.

Step 5.Pay your fees

You will be provided a permit ID and link via email to pay your $275 permit fee.

Step 6.Get an inspection

After you have paid for your permit, a code enforcement officer will email you to schedule an interior inspection.

Step 7.Receive your permit

If approved, you will receive an email with your permit.

Step 8.Renew your permit

Permits are valid for one year. We will send you an invoice to pay your $100 renewal fee 30 days prior to your permit's expiration. An inspection is also required each year.