Re-Opening Florida for Vacation Rentals

Phase 1:

Vacation Rentals are currently suspended if:

Rented for periods of less than 30 days or one calendar month, whichever is less;

Advertised or held out to the public as a place regularly rented to guests; or

Otherwise regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a vacation rental pursuant to section 509.241, Florida Statutes.

This prohibition does not include:

Hotels, motels, inns, resorts, non-transient public lodging establishments, or time share projects; (Fort Myers Beach is excluded)

Long-term rentals; or

Rentals to persons performing military, emergency, governmental, health or infrastructure response, or travelers engaged in non-vacation commercial activities.

Phase 2

Vacation rentals should consider the following:

Vacation rentals should open and operate for in-state reservations only (i.e. only Florida residents).

Prohibit rentals to persons traveling internationally or from a state or locality with a substantial community spread of COVID-19.

Maintain 72 hours between guest check-ins to allow for effective cleaning and disinfecting of the rental unit.

Thoroughly clean and disinfect the property between rentals and post signage in all units detailing cleaning and sanitation procedures.