Can I rent my entire home?
Generally, no, not under Home Share regulations. A whole-property rental is classified as a Commercial Dwelling Unit, which is limited to certain zoning districts and requires a Business Tax Receipt. To search the city by allowable use, such as Home Share or Commercial Dwelling Unit, use the Zoning Portal at digitalpermits.orlando.gov.
What if I want to host multiple guests at one time?
For residents who want to offer multiple bookings at one time, and the property is within the appropriate zoning district, may have the option to operate a Bed and Breakfast. These typically require special approvals from City Planning.
I live in a HOA. Can they regulate my ability to home share?
To receive your Home Sharing Registration, you will need to obtain an approval letter from your HOA. There may be further limitations on property usage through particular HOA private codes, covenants and restrictions (CC&R's).
What if my neighbor is renting out all or part of their home and I have complaints?
To report complaints about a neighbor's home sharing operation, please contact the city's Code Enforcement Division. You can call 407.246.2686 or submit a violation online.
Orange County is collecting taxes on short-term rentals, does this mean home sharing is allowed anywhere in the county?
No. Although the county does collect a tax, only about four percent of the county is zoned for short-term rentals. For more information, please contact the Orange County Comptroller.