Short-Term Rentals

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.

For questions regarding STR licensing, contact Yessemeri Chavez in the Code Enforcement Department via email or (972) 721-4944.

  1. Register
  2. HOT Tax
  3. Report Concerns
  4. FAQs

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.

Screenshot of Short-Term Rental registration website.

For more information about the STR registration process, contact Yessemeri Chavez via email or call (972) 721-4944.