Short Term Rental Business License
This license is required if your rental property is in unincorporated Gulf County. If your rental property is within the limits of the City of Port St. Joe or the City of Wewahitchka, you are exempt from the license.
Pursuant to Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Ordinance 2020-04, all Short Term Rentals established by Chapter 509 of Florida Statute must register for a Gulf County Business License. Business owners shall comply and submit their annual application on or before September 1st of each year, and a $100 annual business license fee. Each vacation rental unit shall be inspected annually by the Gulf County Building Department for compliance with both local and state guidelines and laws in the interest of public health and safety. Please read the next steps thoroughly to understand the process.
Submit the form below for each rental unit.
You will receive an Invoice from the Gulf County BOCC via STRLicense@visitgulf.com.
Pay the Invoice immediately by check via drop-off or mail-in.
Once payment is received, you will be notified to contact the building department to schedule your inspection.
After the inspection is completed and signed, you will receive your Short Term Rental Business License via email.
If you have any further questions, please email STRlicense@visitgulf.com.
**Inspections may take a while. However, as long as your payment has been received and processed and you have contacted the Building Department to schedule your inspection, you are in good standing.
ACTIVE ENFORCEMENT BEGINS MARCH 1st, 2021