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Operating a Short Term Rental in San Antonio

San Antonio Short Term Rental (STR) Ordinance

Read the ordinance, learn how permitting and taxes work.

Introduction to Permitting and Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT)

Download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation for this workshop here. Watch the workshop video here.

Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Collection & Remittance

Short term rentals are subject to Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT). HOT must be collected for stays under 30 days and remitted to the taxing authority. Here's the city of San Antonio quick reference guide.

Getting a Permit

Permits are required to operate an STR within the City of San Antonio. Here are the instructions to apply via the city's permit site, BuildSA. EMail with any questions.

Renew a Permit

Permits are valid for three years; you should receive an email to renew before they expire. Here are the instructions for renewing through the city's permit portal, BuildSA. EMail​ with any questions.

Finding STRs on the City Zoning Map

Need to find out if your street already has too many STRs? Learn how to use the zoning map here before you apply for a permit.

Galveston, TX STR Ordinance Amendment

This is the amendment that Galveston added to its STR ordinance in 2021 to have platforms verify permits, and collect and remit hotel occupancy tax.

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