Vacation Rental Rules & Regulations

Vacation Rental Rules & Regulations
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For Vacation Rental Questions 
City of Anna Maria
Administration Office
10005 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 708-6130, Ext. 121
Applying for a Vacation Rental:
To obtain a Vacation Rental Registration you must take the following steps.  NOTE: Fees are not refundable.  Applications are available through our online portal or below.

  1. Submit a completed Vacation Rental Registration Form
  2. Payment of applicable fee.
  3. A copy of the Vacation Rental's current and active license as a transient public lodging establishment with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
  4. A copy of the Vacation Rental's current and active certificate of registration with the Florida Department of Revenue.
  5. Evidence of the Vacation Rental's current and active account with the Manatee County Tax Collector.
  6. Exterior site sketch. (This shall show and identify all structures, pools, spas, hot tubs, fencing, and uses, including areas provided for off street parking)
  7. Interior building sketch by floor.  (This shall show a floor layout identifying all bedrooms, other rooms, exits, hallways, stairways, as applicable)
Option 1 - Click Here to submit application forms and payment electronically
Option 2 - Download documents by clicking on the forms below, complete and mail with payment
Vacation Rental Registration Forms
Vacation Rental Application Form (Form #1)
Vacation Rental Renewal Form
Vacation Rental Designation of Agent Form (Form #2)
Vacation Rental Acceptance of Vacation Rental Agent Form (Form #3)  
Vacation Rental Granfathering Application Form (if applicable) (Form #4)

NOTE:  Once the application is completed and received by our department, you may not advertise or rent the property as a New Vacation Rental until you have received written authorization from our department to proceed.  As for renewals applications, beginning April 2018, you must complete the Vacation Rental Renewal Form.  Please plan accordingly and submit your application at least 45 days prior to the expiration date of your current registration to allow enough time for the processing.

Please see the below references for all information relating to Vacation Rental
Resolution No. R721 - FY 2016-2017 Vacation Rental Registration Fees
Resolution No. R18-734 - 2018 Vacation Rental Registration Fees
Ordinance 15-807 Vacation Rental – adopted 11-19-15
Ordinance 15-807 Exhibit A
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