Rental Properties

Any Ponce Inlet property owner who rents their property for any period of time is required to obtain a Rental License prior to renting, pursuant to Ordinance No. 2004-01, as adopted by Town Council on February 18, 2004, and codified at Section 5.7 of the Town of Ponce Inlet Land Use and Development Code.

A completed rental application must be completed and approved by the Town's Permitting and Code Enforcement Department.

A check for $125 is required for the application for all rentals and $100 fee for fire inspections for short term rentals.

All properties in Ponce Inlet are permitted to be rented on a long-term basis upon being properly licensed by the Town.

Dwellings Locations

Dwellings located within the below-listed properties are permitted to be rented on a short-term basis, as defined by the Town's Land Use and Development Code, upon being properly licensed by the Town:
  • Southpoint
  • Towers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
  • Lighthouse Shores
  • Antigua
  • Martinique
  • Old Florida Club
Note: Please review the appropriate governing documents of your condominium to determine whether rentals are restricted in any manner. Issuance of a short-term rental license by the Town does not in any manner affect such restrictions.


Renting for 6 months or less requires a Florida Department of Revenue Sales Tax Number, per Chapter 212 of the Florida Statutes.

A valid and current license under Section 509.241, Florida Statutes, is required if the property is rented more than 3 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. See Chapter 509, Part I, of the Florida Statutes, for more information.

By February 1 of each year, an annual report of tenants is required to be filed with the Town for all rental properties, pursuant to Section 5.7F of the Town's Land Use and Development Code.

Section 5.7 of the Town's Land Use and Development Code for further information, including property owner and tenant responsibilities.