When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it is important for you to understand the laws in your region or city. As a platform and online marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide resources that may help you better understand applicable laws and regulations.
This list is not exhaustive, but it may give you a good start in understanding your local laws. If you have questions, visit the short-term rental homepage or other government agencies directly, or consult a local lawyer or tax professional.
Actions to take
There are two actions that a Host needs to take:
1. Obtain a short-term rental license from the City of Atlanta
- Create an account using the City of Atlanta’s Citizen Gateway
- When your account is set up, on the top of the page, select Create New
- From the drop down select Building Application
- Scroll to the bottom of that page and click the checkbox to accept all terms
- Click Continue Application
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Select Short-Term Rental
- Select Short-Term Rental License and click Continue Application
- Complete the application
2. Add your registration details to your listing(s) on Airbnb
Relevant information for Hosts
In March 2021, City of Atlanta adopted the “City of Atlanta Short-Term Rental Ordinance” that states that a short-term rental license may be obtained by a short-term rental owner, or long-term tenant of a short term rental, for their primary residence plus one additional dwelling unit without any additional requirements, fees, permits, licenses, zoning, or related restrictions. The Ordinance requires owners to apply for a STR license through an online portal developed by the City. Check out the overview and ordinance.
Airbnb has detailed information about state and local taxes for Hosts available in our Tax Help Center.
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