Short Term Rental Host

A Short Term Rental Host license is required for any person who is the owner or tenant of a dwelling unit, or portion thereof who provides a dwelling unit for short-term rental use. Short term means a period of less than 30 days.

It is unlawful for any person to engage in a short-term rental advertisement or operate as a short-term rental host within the City without a valid Short-Term Rental Host license. 

Application Requirements

To obtain a Short Term Rental Host License, you must submit the following: 

To renew a Short Term Rental Host License, you must submit the following: 

  • Annual Fee ($42.00)
  • Signed Affidavit of Compliance
  • Workers' Compensation Form

An invoice will be sent to the license holder with the above documents prior to the license expiring.

Inspections

To issue or renew a Short Term Rental Host license, the Director and the Police Chief must investigate the application. 

Fees, license term, and renewal

To obtain a Short Term Rental Host License, you are required to pay the license fee of $42.00 for each unit you are renting. The License will expire one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually. The annual license renewal fee is $42.00.

Short Term Rental Platforms

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.  

Inspections

To issue or renew a Short Term Rental Platform License, the Director and the Police Chief must investigate the application. 

Code Requirements

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

Questions? Please contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

 

Last Edited: April 13, 2022