Short-Term Rental Regulations in Atlanta, GA 2018-05-24T06:40:16+00:00

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Atlanta, GA

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta is the most populous municipality, capital city and town of the state of Georgia in the United States. With an estimated 2016 population of 472,522, it is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.

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Land Development Code

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Atlanta, GA – Atlanta’s Land Development Code, Part III of the Code of Ordinances, governs most land use in Atlanta. You should consult Part 16 of the Land Development Code in particular to see if your listing is consistent with any zoning requirements or use definitions. Important terms include “apartment,” “bed and breakfast inn,” dwelling unit,” “family,” “guest house,” “hotel,” “lodging unit,” “roominghouse,” “tourist home.”

Building and Housing Standards

Atlanta has rules and regulations specifying minimum construction, design, and maintenance standards for buildings, including regulations on habitability, health, and safety. Certain regulations applicable to residential and non-residential uses may be relevant to your listing, including Appendices A to F of the Land Development Code. You can review these here. For more information, contact the Atlanta Office of Code Compliance.

Hotel License

Atlanta requires owners and operators of hotels and similar businesses to apply for and receive a license to operate. The license is issued through the Atlanta Police Department’s License and Permit Unit. Please review Chapter 30, Article XI of the Code of Ordinances, or contact the Police Department or Office of Revenue for more information.

Business License

Atlanta also generally requires anyone owning or operating a new business to submit an application and pay an annual tax. For new business owners, the City’s Zoning Enforcement Division will verify if the business can exist in its location. You can review rules in Chapter 30, Article III of the Code of Ordinances. A step-by-step summary of the process is available on the Department of Finance’s website.

Taxes

Atlanta assesses hotel or motel occupancy taxes on any structure or building that is occupied by guests. Guests qualifying as a “permanent resident,” or guest stays of 30 days or more, are exempt from the tax. More information about the transient occupancy tax is available at the City’s municipal code, Chapter 146. Fulton County and the State of Georgia also imposes a hotel or motel also assess a hotel or motel occupancy tax on guest stays of more than 30 days. More information can be found in the County’s Tax Code and the State’s Tax Code.

Other Rules

It’s also important to understand and follow other contracts or rules, such as leases, timeshare ownership rules, condo board or co-op rules, HOA rules, or rules established by tenant organizations. Please read your lease agreement and check with your landlord if applicable.

Link to the City of Atlanta’s Step to Applying for Business License
Link to the City of Atlanta’s Code of Ordinances
Link to the City of Atlanta’s Taxation Laws
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SHORT TERM RENTALS REGULATION & LICENSING

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Short-Term Rental Regulations in Atlanta, GA

Posted By Noah Goldfeder

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday April 20th 2018

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Atlanta, GA

Posted By Noah Goldfeder

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday April 20th 2018

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