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 and Vrbo.

License application

Short-Term Rental Hosting Internet Platform

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

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

Short Term Rental Hosting Platform Personal Information form

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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