Earlier this year, the City of Atlanta adopted the “City of Atlanta Short-Term Rental Ordinance” requiring short-term vacation renters to obtain operating permits to operate. The ordinance initially lasted until June 1st, but the city needs more time to decide how to regulate this industry. Therefore, the city extended it until September 6th. Additionally, the law required short-term home renters to keep their active Airbnb properties to two — one being their primary residence.

City of Atlanta Short-Term Rental Ordinance

In addition to requiring renters to apply for a lisence to operate, the ordinance will also be taxing renters. City officials hope that having these rules in place will provide some financial benefits to the city and allow them to implement more safety to make neighbors more comfortable.

For Atlanta renters interested in applying for Short-Term Rental Licenses, they can visit the city’s website to access a list of requirements and the online permitting portal on a daily basis, without a deadline. The City of Atlanta states “We will continue to provide adequate outreach and educational materials to promote awareness of the City of Atlanta’s Short-Term Rental Ordinance and application process.”