Short Term Rental Platforms

Overview

Short Term Rental Platform license is for a person or entity that provides a means through which an owner or tenant of a dwelling unit offers the dwelling unit for short-term rental use and from which the platform derives revenue. This service includes but is not limited to allowing a short-term rental host to advertise the dwelling unit for short-term rental use through a website provided by the short-term platform and providing a means for potential users to arrange payment for use of the short-term rental. If you have questions, please contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See The Saint Paul Legislative Code for more information about Short Term Rental Platform.  

Application Requirements

All Short Term Rental Platforms with booking services are required to obtain a Short Term Rental Platform License by submitting the following required documents:

  • Short Term Rental License Application
  • Personal Affidavit (Consent to Background Check)
    • (one form must be submitted for each applicant, officer or any other person holding a twenty-five (25) percent or greater beneficial interest in the short term rental platform).
  • Pay license fee

Platforms that provide liability insurance coverage appropriate to cover short-term rental use in the aggregate of not less than $300,000 may also submit a copy of the applicable policy which will serve to satisfy the application requirement of their affiliated hosts who apply for Short-term Rental Host licenses.     

Inspections

In order to issue for or renew a Short Term Rental Platform License, the Director and the Police Chief must investigate the application. 

Fees

In order to obtain a Short Term Rental Platforms License, you are required to pay the license fee of $10,000.  

Expiration & Renewal 

A Short Term Rental Platforms License will expire one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually. The annual License renewal fee is $10,000.