Short Term Rental Properties

What is a Short Term Rental Property?

Short term rentals in Hall County, Georgia are defined as residential spaces rented out for overnight accommodations for a period of 2 to 30 nights. Properties must meet specific zoning and regulatory requirements to be licensed as short term rentals.

Why are there regulations for short term rentals?

The growing shared economy of homeowners renting their residences has led to an abundance of available options in the short term housing market. This rapid growth has also caused a flood of regulatory issues, neighbor complaints and safety concerns.


Communities like ours have developed common-sense regulations allowing property owners to continue to make ends meet by sharing their homes while addressing challenges and abuses through effective, fully funded enforcement.


Thankfully, citizens like you see the value in a coordinated effort where we can maintain our quality of life while also offering small businesses a chance to grow.

Take these 3 steps to operate a short term rental property:

  1. Verify your residential property’s zoning at the Hall County Planning and Zoning Office. It’s fast and free. The zoning of your property will determine eligibility to operate a short term rental.
  2. Request an inspection of your property from the Building Inspections Office ($75) and the Fire Marshal’s Office (if occupancy is 16 or more.) These inspections are usually conducted within a week.
  3. Complete the process by obtaining your business license which will include registering your business with the IRS, obtaining a sales tax number and completing the license registration form.

Click on the link to the left to view the Hall County Short Term Rental Guidebook for more information or click here