Rental Business Tax Receipt
For further information, please contact:
Lori Kee, CBTO, Deputy City Clerk
Certified Business Tax Official
941-708-5800, ext. 225
Whether you own a hotel, a motel, or a residence, or if you offer any real property for rent, you must obtain a Rental Business Tax Receipt prior to offering the property for rent. Rental Business Tax Receipts must be renewed annually and run from October 1 through September 30. For complete information on obtaining a Rental Business Tax Receipt, rental restrictions, fees, and the application process, please contact the the Business Tax Official at City Hall.
Zoning District Rental Requirements
R-1 - 30 day minimum
R1-AA - 30 day minimum
Note re: R-1: For continuous Rental Business Tax Receipts issued on a weekly minimum basis prior to March 27, 2007, the nonconforming use status of such resort housing dwelling units shall expire on March 27, 2017 (ten years from the effective date of Ord. No. 07-04) and occupancy of such dwelling units shall thereafter comply with the minimum 30-day occupancy.
R-2 and R-3 - Weekly Minimum Rentals (excludes certain grandfathered hotels renting on a daily basis)
R-4 - Weekly Minimum Rentals (exludes certain rentals located in the overlay district renting on a daily basis)
The City's Code can be accessed through the "Online Library" of the Municipal Code Corporation www.municode.com
The rental restrictions are detailed in the Land Development Code under Zoning, Art VI 6.3.
Also refer to Art. IV, 4.2 D regarding the ten year sunshine for R-1 non-conforming rentals.