Anna Maria Island and Bradenton Rental rules and  restrictions for Vacation Rentals

Anna Maria Island and Bradenton Rental rules and restrictions for Vacation Rentals


If you want to be an AIRBNB owner on Anna Maria Island or in Manatee County (Bradenton)  did you know that Vacation Rentals are regulated in different ways throughout and each city within the County has its own rules and regulations? 


City of Anna Maria

The City of Anna Maria does allow short term rentals. The owner must register the vacation rental, pay applicable fees, submit a current license as a Transient Public Lodging Establishment ("TPLE"). The registration must be renewed annually.

The vacation rental must be inspected for compliance with all local and state codes. The maximum occupancy permitted in a vacation rental unit is two (2) persons per bedroom larger than 100 sq. ft. plus one per person greater than 70 sq. ft but less than 100 sq. ft, plus 2 additional persons, or a total of 8 occupants whichever is less.


City of Bradenton Beach

The City of Bradenton Beach allows for short term rentals but the owner must obtain a permit or license from the DBPR ( Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Once the license is issued the City will provide an identification label which must be posted on the exterior of the property at all time while being rented. A floor plan of the home must be posted on the inside of the home as well as garbage instructions for the renters. Parking and the number of occupants must not exceed the limits set forth in the TPLE license issued by the DPBR.  Occupancy is limited to two (2) persons per bedroom plus two (2) additional people or one person per 100 sq. ft for a maximum of twelve (12) persons for any rental.


City of Holmes Beach

The City of Holmes Beach regulates vacation rentals and must have a valid vacation rental certificate which is valid for 2 years from the date of issuance. The vacation certificate is similar to City of AMI and City of BB; however there are more documents to file and the vacation rental must be inspected by code enforcement before going on the rental market. Holmes Beach has certain zones where some property may fall in the 30 day (monthly) zone or the one-week minimal rental depending on the location of the property. Please see my rental zoning map for more information:


Manatee County (Bradenton)

Currently Manatee County does not have any short term residential or vacation rental ordinances.


City of Bradenton 

The City of Bradenton does allow for short term rentals but it's a bit more complicated.  You must register your property with an application to the City of Bradenton, provide proof of ownership, designation of responsible party, a copy of the City's business tax receipt , a current and active license as a TPLE, a current certificate of registration, an exterior sketch, an interior building sketch, a blank rental agreement and any pre-existing agreements and available for inspection by a City of Bradenton inspector. All vehicles associated with the vacation rental shall be parked within the driveway or parking area located on the premises and in compliance with City codes. The owner shall provide one off-street parking space for every four (4) persons of occupancy. The maximum occupancy is the lesser of the two (2) persons per bedroom plus two (2) additional persons, or one (1) person per 150 sq. ft. climate controlled space or maximum of 12 persons. 


I know this is a lot of information to digest so if you need any help understanding the rental vacation laws and ordinances please feel free to give me a call at 941-780-8000 or email to [email protected] and I can help you navigate to find the perfect Anna Maria Island or Bradenton Vacation rental!





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