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Indian Rocks Beach

Vacation Rentals In IRB Residential District

The following information regarding short-term rentals in the Residential District per: Ordinance 2018-01 is intended to provide the essential information which property owners in the city of Indian Rocks Beach need to know regarding owning and managing short- term rental properties.

Additionally, if an owner rents a dwelling unit:

  • Get required licensing from state for a lodging http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants/

  • Register with the Florida Department of Revenue and obtain a certificate for sales and use tax for the purpose of remitting applicable taxes https://floridarevenue.com/taxes/eservices/Pages/registration.aspx

  • Pay the annual City of Indian Rocks Beach Local Business Tax - If you advertise a unit for rent or rent the unit for payment; you must complete a City of Indian Rocks Beach Local Business Tax Form, pay initial application fee and an annual business tax fee to the city. The tax is determined by the number of units rented.

  • If an owner rents out a dwelling, they are not permitted to claim Homestead Exemption - If the owner is not permanently residing in the dwelling or it is a rental, vacation home, or vacant, the property owner could be in violation of the homestead exemption regulations and could possibly be subject to multiple years of property taxes as determined by the Property Appraiser's Office. For more information contact the Pinellas County Property Appraiser's Office at (727) 464-3207 / Hearing Impaired (727) 464-3370 or www.pcpao.org.