Does anyone in the U.S. have a DBPR license for their listings?

My condo association wants me to present a DBPR license for my listing; do any of you have such a license? Hubby thinks Airbnb will take care of it, I say Airbnb has nothing to do with it. What say you?

This. Ok, I’m not in Florida but not knowing what a DBPR licence was, I googled it. They have a licence type for vacation rentals, that suggests to me that you have to have one; and a little more digging comes up with a few “Application in Progress” for what looks to be Airbnb listings.


I’m over on the Gulf Coast. No one here is suggesting that Air hosts have a DPBR license. Sounds like something your condo association has come up with as a way to discourage/eliminate Air hosting in your complex. Air doesn’t do any other kind of licensing for any other entities; I doubt seriously that they will “take care” of this for you.

Here’s where the condo association has you by the short hairs:

" Vacation Rental - A vacation rental is any unit or group of units in a condominium, cooperative, or any individually or collectively owned single-family, two-family, three-family or four-family house or dwelling unit that is also a transient public lodging establishment but that is not a timeshare project. [Section 509.242, Florida Statutes]

“Transient establishment” means any public lodging establishment that is rented or leased to guests by an operator whose intention is that such guests occupancy will be temporary. [s. 509.013, FS]

It sounds like the also applies to any Air listing but no one is (at this point) forcing or even suggesting that we have this license. I can’t tell when 509.242 was enacted.

Uh-oh, not good news for you.

I’m pretty sure that if you are renting out just one room in your home, you don’t need a licence. I think that you have to have four rooms to need a licence but please don’t quote me on that.

We are licensed and I have a feeling that our insurance company required it. It’s an annual fee and there’s an inspection when you first apply. I think that for our two apartments it’s $150 per annum so it’s nothing too scary.

I think you’re absolutely right in that it has nothing whatsoever to do with Airbnb. I’d call Talahassee to ask.

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The joys of local beaurocracy and every day is a school day, now I know more about licensing in Florida than I did yesterday :smile:

At least if you do have to get one, it sounds quite painless.


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