Boynton Beach, Florida
When deciding whether to become an Airbnb Host, it is important for you to understand the local laws. As a platform and marketplace, we do not provide legal advice, but we want to give you some useful links and information that may help you get familiar with the rules in Boynton Beach. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local regulations. If you have questions after reviewing this page, we recommend visiting the Codes Department’s Short Term Rental Property Permit Information site, contacting the city directly by emailing OLMailbox@bbfl.us, and/or consulting a local lawyer or tax professional.
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Short-Term Rental Property Regulations
In Boynton Beach, FL, the law requires that anyone wishing to rent a property short-term obtain a Certificate of Use and Occupancy, as well as a Business Tax Receipt from the city. To begin operating, you must apply for a Certificate of Use and Occupancy and a Business Tax receipt (BTR), which can be found here. Once permitted, short-term rentals are required to follow certain rules, which can be found here.
Short-Term Rental Property (STRP) permits are governed by Sec. 13 of the Boynton Beach Municipal Code. Obtaining a Short-Term Rental license is an online process.
Steps to obtain a license
Please ensure that you have obtained a vacation rental license from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations prior to applying for a license with the city
- Visit: sagesgov.com/boyntonbeach-fl
- Click “Create New Account”
- Click “Residential Rental”
- Complete the application and be sure to select “Short-term rental.” Identify a local responsible party if you reside more than one (1) hour from the property or if you would like to delegate this role.
- Submit the application.
- Check your email within 3-5 business days for payment instructions.
- Call 561-742-6350 or email BuildingM@bbfl.us to schedule an inspection of the property within 10 days after payment has been processed.
The approval documents will be sent to the mailing address after all approvals and passed inspections. Upon obtaining the CoU and BTR, please include them in your listing utilizing the appropriate field on your host account.
While Airbnb collects and remits all state-administered taxes on behalf of its hosts, operators of short-term rentals in Boynton Beach are responsible to collect and remit applicable local taxes. More information can be found by visiting Palm Beach County’s TDT website. If you have any questions, reach out to the County’s TDT Department at (561) 355-3547.
Short-Term Rental licenses are only valid until September 30th of each year. Any Certificate of Use and Occupancy and BTR must be renewed before October 1 to ensure that the license remains valid.
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Other Rules and Contracts
It's important to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, such as leases, condo board or co-op rules, HOA rules, or rules established by tenant organizations. Please read your lease agreement and check with your landlord, if applicable.
Need additional help?
Contact the City by email at OLMailbox@bbfl.us.
Our commitment to your community
We are committed to working with local officials to clarify how local rules impact the community. We will continue to advocate for changes that will enable people to rent out their homes.