Short-term rental hosting

You must be licensed to provide short-term rental hosting through an internet service. These services include Airbnb and Vacation Rentals By Owner (Vrbo).


Short-term rental hosts use an internet program to provide booking services for their rental property.

Examples of internet programs include:

  • Airbnb
  • Vrbo
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License application

Download the Short-Term Rental Hosting Internet Platform license application .

Personal information form

When applying for a short-term rental hosting internet platform license, submit an information form from each of the following:

  • Applicant
  • Contact person
  • Owners

View the Short Term Rental Hosting Platform Personal Information form

How to submit application

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services:

  • By email
  • By U.S. mail
  • In person

Before you begin

Before you begin, look at our instructions about how to apply for a business license.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

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Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development






Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Minneapolis Public Service Building
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Minneapolis, MN 55415

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