Short-term rentals have become a popular way to travel in the last two years. Short-term rental permits provide guidelines and clear communication that supports the host, guests, and neighbors, making short-term rentals safer.

Apply for permit

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of guests

Property must not exceed two guests per bedroom, plus an additional two guests.

Do I need a permit for each listing I own?

Yes, it is a $50 annual permit fee per unit.

What will be the penalties for violating Toledo’s short-term rental codes?

$100 per week up to a maximum of $500 for operating or advertising without a permit.

What is the enforcement for violating this legislation?

Operating or advertising without a permit will be deemed a public safety hazard and the City will issue orders for violations.


Materials Needed

Short-term rental permits are $50 and are valid for one year from the date issued. Each property owned by the host must obtain a permit. Documents needed for the application:

  • Proof of general liability insurance, coverage of $1,000,000
  • Basic site plan (including bedrooms and parking)

Submit an Application

Applicants should complete the form below, allowing at least 2 weeks for complete review and processing. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all documents and payments have been received.

Complete Payment

Applicants should write the property address in the memo line of their check and mail or drop off to:

Division of Treasury
One Government Center
Suite 2000
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Application Review

The short-term rental permit must be approved by other departments within the City, including but not limited to Finance, Building Inspection, Code Enforcement, Public Utilites, and Fire.

Application Results

The applicant will receive their permit in the mail upon approval.

Apply for Permit

Property Information

Property owner must verify these statements are true.

Property Owner Information

If different from the property address.

Short-Term Rental Operator

Local Contact Person

An individual who shall be available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to respond as necessary, within 45 minutes of notification of a complaint regarding the condition, operation or conduct of occupants of the short-term rental unit and taking remedial action as necessary to resolve an such complaints. 

Applicant Certification