Short-Term Rental Regulations in Nashville, TN 2018-05-24T11:11:46+00:00

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Nashville, TN

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Nashville, TN

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Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in northern Middle Tennessee. The city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, private prison, banking and transportation industries, and is home to numerous colleges and universities.

Summary of Regulations

To Apply for a Permit

  1. Owners of STRPs, or a designated representative, must apply in person at the Metro Codes Department.
  2. Bring required documentation to the Metro Codes Department at the Metro Office Building, 800 2nd Avenue South. The office opens each day at 7:30 a.m. Applicants are encouraged to arrive early in the day. The required documentation includes:
    1. Floor plan of residence showing number of bedrooms and location of smoke alarms. The floor plan can be hand-sketched (number of sleeping rooms will be checked against the tax assessor’s record). Floor plans shall show details of all levels of the house and any attached structures, location of windows, doors (interior and exterior), and locations of the required smoke detectors.
    2. Name, phone number, and email of the person that will be the responsible party for the short term rental operation. The responsible party must reside within a 25 mile radius of the subject property.
    3. Proof of liability insurance of not less than 1 million dollars per occurrence.
    4. Documented proof of written notification to owners of all adjacent properties. Such proof of notice shall be either the signature of the owner of the adjacent property, a signed receipt of US registered or certified mail addressed to the adjacent owner, or notice from U.S.
    5. Postal Service that such mail was refused or not timely accepted.
    6. Two documents showing proof of residence, if applying for a Type 1 (owner occupied) permit. Such documents may include a TN driver’s license, other state of TN ID card, Davidson County voter registration card, pay stub, work ID or badge, IRS W2 form, or bank statement.
    7. Affidavit confirming that all information provided with the application is true and accurate.
    8. Written confirmation that the STRP will not violate any homeowners’ association agreements or other restrictive covenants.
  3. Pay $50 permit fee – cash, check or credit cards are accepted (a 2.3% processing fee will be applied to all credit card payments).
  4. Allow time (one to two weeks) for processing and approval by the reviewing agencies.
Incomplete documentation will delay processing.

To Renew a Permit

Either:

  1. Bring all of the following to the Metro Codes Department before the permit’s expiration date:
    1. $50 annual fee, which must be paid in full at time of renewal.
    2. Signed and notarized affidavit
  2. Allow time for processing and approval.

Or:

  1. Mail the following to:
    Metro Department of Codes and Building Safety
    STRP Permit Renewal
    P.O. Box 196300
    Nashville, TN 37219-6300

    1. Check for the $50 annual fee.
    2. Signed and notarized affidavit.
  2. Allow time for processing, determination of renewal eligibility, and approval.
  3. Such mail must be received by the Metro Codes Department before the permit’s expiration date.

* These permits do not transfer across between owners or between properties. Any change of ownership renders the STRP permit invalid. A new application must be filed if the new owner wants an STRP permit.

Questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions or email Clint Harper

Rental Types

Owners of Short-Term Rental Properties (STRPs), are required by the Metropolitan Government to obtain an operating permit.

Short term rental property (STRP) – Owner-Occupied

  • Owner-occupied residence or on a lot with an owner-occupied residence.
  • Includes the rental of an entire dwelling unit to a single party of individuals, or
  • If only part of the unit, includes at a minimum one sleeping room and a bathroom, and is limited to a single party of individuals.
  • Owner-occupied status must be confirmed by two documents showing that the owner in fact occupies this as their primary residence.
  • Acceptable documents may include a Tennessee driver’s license, State of Tennessee ID card, Davidson County voter registration card, pay stub, work ID or badge, IRS W2 form, or bank statement.
  • Such documentation of primary residence address must match the deed as recorded with the Davidson County Clerk’s office.
  • To qualify for an owner-occupied permit, the owner of the property must be a natural person or persons. LLCs, corporations, trusts, partnerships, joint ventures and other entities are ineligible for owner-occupied permits.

Short term rental property (STRP) – Not Owner-Occupied

  • Are not owner-occupied or on a lot with an owner-occupied principal residence.
  • Rentals are limited to a single party of individuals.
  • Ownership information on your application must match the deed as recorded with the Davidson County Clerk’s office.
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Short-Term Rental Regulations in Nashville, TN

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