After extensive and thoughtful consideration over the past year, the City of Austin requires all residential properties that rent on a short-term basis register their home. The regulation allowsfor
- Homes to rent on a short-term basis, but limits the density to 3% of households per census tract.
- The law also restricts the ability of people to rent private rooms in their homes.
- Short-term rental operators are also responsible for paying a Hotel Occupancy Tax for any rental of less than 30 days.
Short-term rentals are a vital component in the Austin economy and for local events like SXSW, ACL Festival, Moonlight Tower Comedy Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Fantastic Fest, Formula 1 and Restaurant Week. An average visitor spends $117 per day in Austin.
As short-term rentals grow in popularity nationwide, STRAC Austin is working with local residents and short-term rental providers to share information, establish best practices, and advance smart short-term rental regulation that benefits all stakeholders.
The Austin Rental Alliance is another organization advocating for short-term rentals in Austin.
Questions about the Short Term Rental Advocacy Center’s Austin chapter? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.