NEW ORDINANCE REGARDING VACATION RENTALS WITHIN THE VILLAGE
The new Village of Tequesta ordinance regulating vacation rentals will take effect on October 1, 2022. Vacation rental means the rental of any unit or group of units in a condominium or cooperative or any individually or collectively owned single-family, two-family or multiple-family house or dwelling unit that is also a transient public lodging establishment as defined in Florida Statutes §509.013, and that is located in an area zoned R1-A, R-1, R-2, or R-3 but that is not a timeshare project. Vacation rental use does not include hotels, motels, and RV spaces.
Per Florida Statutes §509.013, a transient public lodging establishment means “any unit, group of units, dwelling, building or group of buildings within a single complex of buildings 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.”
The Ordinance requires property owners to register their vacation rental properties with the Village of Tequesta Building Department by obtaining a vacation rental permit. If you have any questions, please contact the Building Department at (561) 768-0450 or email . Vacation rental permits are required prior to October 1, 2022. You can obtain a copy of the vacation rental permit application package in person at the Building Department, or on our Building Department website, and applications can be submitted in person or via email. If you would like to set up an in-person meeting to discuss your vacation rental application with the Building Director, he would be happy to meet with you. Please call (561) 768-0450 to arrange an appointment.