Short-Term Rentals

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Any residential property that is rented out on a short-term basis, for a period of fewer than 30 days, is considered to be a short-term rental. This includes homes that are listed for rent on Airbnb, VRBO Vacation Rentals, HomeAway, and similar websites. A short-term rental is defined as the rental of an entire dwelling unit.

Beginning Feb. 1, 2020, all short-term rental operators will be required to apply for a Short-Term Rental (STR) Registration with the City of Denton.

  1. Registration
  2. Regulations
  3. Reporting Complaints

How to Register a Short-Term Rental

See the Short-Term Rental Information Packet and Requirements and Regulations (linked under "Helpful Resources" on this page) for details about the application process, the required supporting materials, and regulation information.

Applications for short-term rental registration must be submitted to Development Services, located at 401 N. Elm St. Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted by Development Services staff. The application can also be found under "Helpful Resources" on this page.

For additional information on Short-Term Rental registration, contact Development Services at (940) 349-8600.