Vacation Rental Ordinance

Short-term vacation rentals are allowed in Residential Zone Districts within the Village limits of North Palm Beach. However, a minimum stay requirement applies to vacation rental units throughout the Village. For the purpose of this rule, a vacation rental is a dwelling unit that is rented out to guests more than three times in a calendar year for periods of less than thirty days or one calendar month, whichever is less, and is also a transient public lodging establishment. A transient public lodging establishment, as defined by F.S. § 509.013(4)(a), is any unit advertised or held out to the public as a place regularly rented to guests for periods less than thirty days or one calendar month, whichever is less.

What is a vacation rental registration?

When a property owner wants to rent out their property as a vacation rental, they need to register with the Village. The registration process involves a review and inspection to ensure that the property meets all the standards outlined in Section 45-40 of the Village’s Code of Ordinances. The purpose of this process is to ensure that the residents of the Village can enjoy their homes and neighborhoods in peace, without disruption from vacation rentals. It also aims to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants of vacation rentals and their guests, while encouraging them to be respectful of the residents of the neighborhood in which they are vacationing.

Who is required to obtain a certificate of registration?

Any person or entity that operates a vacation rental unit within the Village's corporate limits.

When did the registration requirement go into effect?

Effective October 1, 2021, any vacation rental operating without a valid registration will be in violation of Village code.

When is the registration required to be renewed?

The registration must be renewed each year by October 1st. This requires passing an annual inspection and paying the renewal fee set by the Village Council.

What do we do if the circumstances change?

Any changes to the information or submittals included with the initial registration must be reported to the Village within thirty days of the occurrence of such changes.

What happens if a have a vacation rental but I do not obtain a certificate of registration?

Any person who rents a vacation property must obtain a registration certificate by October 1st each year. Failure to do so will result in civil penalties, including court costs, attorney fees, and administrative fees.

Who can I contact with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us at (561) 841-3365 or send an email to