Miamiís Municipalities ban Short Term Rentals

The City of Miami Beach not only has the highest volume of tourism in Miami, it also has the largest industry for short term rentals. As a result, Miami municipalities’ pursuit to implement short term rental restrictions started in Miami Beach and spread out from there. In 2008, the quest by Miami municipalities to severely restricting short term rentals by implementing new ordinances began.

Even though Miami Beach lodging vacation rentals were considered ‘public enemy number one’, the hunt execute short term rental restrictions quickly spread throughout the many Miami municipalities. The most exclusive areas of Miami, specifically the areas closest to the beaches, were now seeing new short term rental restrictions and rules. Many of the restrictions implemented by Miami Municipalities targeted residential neighborhoods banning short term rentals entirely while other areas applied new ordinances to regulate Miami Beach lodging that was already operating short term rentals.

The cities of Surfside, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles, Key Biscayne, Golden Beach, Aventura, North Miami, and North Miami Beach are a few of the municipalities that passed new laws to restrict or ban vacation rentals. For example, the city of North Miami Beach passed a law restricting single-family homes from being rented more than three times per year. In this case exceptions were allowed and grandfather rights were granted to a few operators.