Short-Term Rental Registration
Short-Term Rental registration is required for all short-term rentals located in residential zoning districts. Payment of Hotel Occupancy Tax is required when operating a short-term rental.
The City of Marble Falls defines Short-Term Rentals (STR's) as the rental of a residential premise, or portion thereof, for lodging accommodations to occupants for a period of less than thirty (30) consecutive days.
The purpose of the STR Ordinance is to establish regulations for use of single-family residential dwellings as Short-Term Rentals, to minimize the negative ancillary impact on surrounding properties, and to ensure the collection and payment of Hotel Occupancy Tax.
The City Council passed Ordinance 2021-O-11A on November 16, 2021, regarding Short-Term Rentals within the City of Marble Falls requiring Short-Term Rental (STR) Operators to obtain a permit from the City.
The new program also provides a hotline neighbors can use to report short-term rentals that may not be compliant with local rules, and file complaints about problematic activities and conditions, such as excessive noise, illegal parking, or overflowing trash.
24/7 Complaint Hotline: 830-266-7212
Online Complaint Form
Questions regarding Short-Term Rental qualifications, zoning, and the status of an application may be directed to the Development Services Department at 830-798-7095. If your question is related to the payment of Hotel Occupancy Tax please contact the Finance Department at 830-693-3615.