Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals

If you rent your home or other dwelling for less than 30 consecutive days, the City of Horseshoe Bay now requires you to obtain an annual Short-Term Rental Permit.

As more homes were converted to STRs and more visitors were staying in these properties, city officials became concerned about the impact they would have on the area’s residents and resources. This concern prompted us to search for a solution linking management of these properties to the City of Horseshoe Bay, ultimately adding continuity and a means of communication.

STR Hotline/Complaint Form:

At the December 10, 2023 City Council Workshop, staff presented an update on the progress of the Short-Term Rental Ordinance in HSB. The Council adopted Article 4.08 Short-Term Rentals, and the Host Compliance Service setup at the January 17 Council meeting. In summary, the ordinance states that all STRs require a permit. Guests must comply with city codes and the operator, or a designated agent, must be available to respond to complaints within one hour.

A $600 registration fee is due with application and is not transferable.  The grace period has expired and all short-term rentals are required to register.  Please use the application below to register your short-term rental property.   The Development Services Office will contact you for payment after your registration application is received.  Properties are not registered until the application and payment are submitted and may be subject to fines of up to $200.00 per day.