Short-Term Rentals

The City Commission adopted rules for Short-Term Rentals in 2018. These regulations deal specifically with short-term vacation rentals and encourage them to be safe and well-maintained. In the City of Oakland Park, a Short-Term Rental is defined as:

  • A “Transient Public Lodging Establishment” which means any unit, group of units, dwelling, building, or group of building within a single complex of building which is rented to guests more than three times in a calendar year for periods of less than 30 days or 1 calendar month, whichever is less, or which is advertised or held out to the public as a place regularly rented to guests.
  • A Vacation Rental as defined under City Ordinance, as any transient public lodging establishment that does not have on-site management, which is located in the single family residential dwelling zoning district in the City of Oakland Park.

View Short-Term Rental Ordinance

Inspection Form

Excerpt of General Code Ordinance

Neighborhood disturbance concerns 

Fees: The registration fee is $500.00 (Amended on 9/22/21), the annual renewal fee is $250.00 (Amended on 9/22/21)



Inspection Fee


Re-inspection; per re-inspection (failure to pass initial inspection requiring an additional inspection)

$150.00 (Amended on 9/22/21)

Fee for a change of agent


Fee for modification of Vacation Rental Registration (modification may require additional inspection)


Change of ownership requires a new initial registration fee

Short-Term Rental License Application: Apply online

HOTLINE NUMBER: 954-504-6454


Application Requirements

  • Must be submitted with fees
  • Must contain owners name, address agent and telephone number of agent
  • Proof of State License from Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations Transient Public Lodging
  • Proof of Florida Department of Revenue sales surtax
  • Proof of Broward County Business Tax Collector for collection of tourist tax
  • Proof of Broward County Business Tax Receipt (this is a Broward County requirement)
  • Exterior site sketch example (include off-street parking)
  • Interior building sketch example (identify floor layout)

Owner or Rental Agent

  • Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week



  • $250 fine a day per violation for a first offence, repeat offences up to $500 a day per offence
  • $175 Administrative Fee

For questions, please contact:
Short-Term Rental Coordinator
5399 N Dixie Hwy Suite #3
Oakland Park, Fl. 33334