Short-term rentals (STRs) must be registered annually with the City of Irving.
After registering, go to your Business Center page. Under the orange bell icon, select the "Read Short-Term Rental Certificate of Registration Application" link to complete, pay and submit the STR registration form.
If witnessing a life-threatening emergency or crime in progress, call 911.
For non-emergency concerns related to noise disturbances and parking complaints, call the Irving Police Department non-emergency number (972) 273-1010 .
STR issues also should be reported to their host platforms, including:
In accordance with Chapter 8 - Article XI of the Irving Code of Ordinances, all short-term rentals (STRs) operated inside the city limits be registered annually with the city. STRs are defined as “any single-family residential structure, or portion thereof, used for lodging accommodations to guests for a period of less than thirty (30) consecutive days.” (Irving Code of Ordinances Section 8-80).
This requirement is intended to establish and maintain contact with STR operators who often do not live on the property. Neighbor concerns such as property maintenance and rental guest activity that violates city codes or state laws must be addressed and corrected swiftly.
The short-term rental (STR) ordinance establishes certain operating standards. However, it does not require an inspection of the property being registered.
- What is the purpose of short-term rental registration?
The purpose of requiring short-term rental (STR) registration is to ensure that STRs operate in a manner that maintains the quality of life in residential neighborhoods. By requiring STR property owners to register, the city will be aware of where STRs operate, have swift access to contact information for operators and ensure that STRs operate in a manner compliant with Irving’s codes and state law.
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- What STR properties must be registered?
All single-family homes used as STRs must register.
- If my STR is owned by more than one person/entity, do both need to register?
Yes, anyone with 50 percent or more ownership interest in a property used as a STR must provide their information as an additional owner on the STR registration form. No additional fee applies to add second owner information.
- Why are multifamily properties not required to register?
The City of Irving already has a multifamily licensing and inspection program in place.
- What is the fee for a STR registration?
The registration fee is $200 annually. This is in addition to the required Hotel Occupancy Tax.