By Julie Caler, Code Enforcement Supervisor
College Station is known as one of the most fan-friendly cities in the Southeastern Conference and hosts visitors from all over. So if you rent your home or other property for Aggie game day weekends — or any other reason — you want to do it the right way.
The City of College Station has an agreement with Harmari STR to help identify unpermitted short-term rentals. These are residential units rented for fewer than 30 consecutive days and include single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, multifamily units, and manufactured homes.
Harmari has been identifying short-term rental properties and will soon send compliance notices to identified property owners. The company will instruct property owners who aren’t complying with the city’s short-term rental registration program to apply for a permit and come into compliance.
If you are a short-term rental operator, you must have a valid permit and collect and remit hotel occupancy taxes each month. The permit is valid for one year and must be renewed annually. Violations of the STR ordinance — such as nonpayment of hotel occupancy taxes — may result in permit revocation, denial of your permit at renewal, or a court summons.
For more on the required fees and requirements, along with how to apply for a permit, go to the Short-Term Rental Housing page on the city’s website.
Short-term housing is an integral part of College Station’s overall hospitality industry. We’re here to help you achieve compliance and success. If you have additional questions about short-term rentals, contact Code Enforcement at 979-764-6363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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