City of Atlanta Short Term Rental Ordinance 20-O-1656

City of Atlanta Short Term Rental Ordinance 20-O-1656
by Tabitha Elligan
City of Atlanta Short Term Rental Ordinance 20-O-1656
by Tabitha Elligan
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City of Atlanta Short Term Rental Ordinance 20-O-1656

     The City of Atlanta Short-Term Rental Ordinance, effective March 1, 2022 requires all short-term rental owners to obtain a short-term rental license. The ordinance defines short-term as an accommodation where, in exchange for compensation, a residential dwelling unit is provided for lodging for a period of time not to exceed 30 consecutive days. Anyone who continues to engage or advertise short-term rental activity on or after April 1, 2022 without having applied for the short-term rental license, will be in violation of the city ordinance.

    In order to obtain the ordinance, the owner of the property or its agent must fill out an application on an annual basis for a non-refundable fee of $150. The application requires the applicant to present a designated short-term rental agent and their 24-hour contact information. The applicant must also acknowledge that they have posted written rules in the unit and evidence that they have put neighbors on notice of the unit. Any false statements on the application will result in a denial of future applications.

    The short-term rental property should have a copy of the license posted inside, which should include the contact information of the agent, occupancy of the unit, and the number of vehicles that can be parked at the unit. Violations may result in a $500 penalty per violation. Violations may be appealed to the Superior Court of Fulton County. Lastly, short-term rentals will be subject to the hotel-motel tax of 8%. 

 

Below please find the following links:

City of Atlanta Short Term Rental Ordinance 20-O-16565

City of Atlanta Zoning Ordinance Z-21-85

City of Atlanta Website detailing information on ordinance