To Apply For A License
  1. Application
    • Click this link to find the short-term rental license application for your type. 
  2. $687.00 (non-refundable) Fee
    • Cash, Check or Money Order Payable to the City of Austin. The application fee is non-refundable.
  3. Proof of Property Insurance
    • Declarations, Information or Summary Pages from your Policy
  4. Proof of Payment of City of Austin Hotel Occupancy Taxes (if applicable; IF you have been using your property as a Short Term Rental then proof of hotel occupancy taxes is required)
    • Copy of cancelled check, AND
    • Copy of the Most Recent Quarter Tax Report submitted to the City Controller’s Office, OR
    • If you have not had any renters in this quarter, a copy of the zero report filed
  5. Certificate of Occupancy OR Certified Inspection
    • To obtain your Certificate of Occupancy please call the Development Services Department at 978-4000, or contact by e-mail at If one is not available for your property we ask for a third party STR inspection.  Here is a link to inspectors in your area.
Mail to: City of Austin – Austin Code Department,   Attn: Finance – STR, PO Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767. OR you may visit our office at 5202 East Ben White Blvd Unit 5, Ste 550, Austin, TX  78741 between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.