|The Irving City Council recently adopted an ordinance requiring that short-term rentals (STRs) operated within city limits be registered with the city by Oct. 1.|
This ensures the city can quickly contact STR owners if issues occur.
STR owners and operators can register properties online beginning Aug. 1.
NOTE: Short-Term Rental operators must first register to pay Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) with the City of Irving prior to completing their registration. Documents can be found in the “HOT Tax” link below.
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.
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:
- What is the purpose of short-term rental registration?
- What STR properties must be registered?
- If my STR is owned by more than one person/entity, do both need to register?
- Why are multifamily properties not required to register?
- What is the fee for a STR registration?
- What does the STR registration fee go toward?