State of Florida authorizes Miami-Dade County to allow vacation rentals once again
The State of Florida has approved Miami-Dade County’s request to permit the operation of vacation rentals, effective immediately.
The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) approved the County’s plan for vacation rentals, which includes the following mandatory regulations:
Health and Safety of Guests
- Guests and homeowners/property managers must follow Miami‐Dade County guidelines regarding social distancing and facial coverings and are restricted to gatherings of no more than 10 individuals.
- Remote check‐in/out should be made available when possible to cut down on face‐to‐face interactions.
- CDC resources must be provided to any guest while staying on property. These resources are available in multiple languages at the CDC website.
- CDC guidance must be provided to guests traveling with pets and service/assistance animals if the property is pet friendly.
- All properties must provide local COVID‐19 guidance for guests. Miami‐Dade County has a dedicated webpage that includes local information.
- Homeowners/property managers will add cleaning procedures to their amenities list and property description.
Cleanliness of the Property
- All DBPR sanitation guidelines must be followed: 61C‐3.001 Sanitation and Safety Requirements of the transient lodging statutes.
- CDC-related guidelines that are for public spaces, businesses, schools and homes and which expand upon the State of Florida and DBPR requirements for safety and sanitation for all lodging, must be followed.
- Two days must be allowed for enhanced cleaning procedures to take place between stays based upon the use of CDC cleaning and sanitization procedures.
- Housecleaning will conform to the “Enhanced Industry‐Wide Hotel Cleaning Standards in response to COVID‐19” adopted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
- All cleaning will be completed prior to guest check in, so as to avoid any physical contact between cleaning staff and guests.
- Shared pools and elevators, as well as common areas, will be subject to the Enhanced Industry‐Wide Hotel Cleaning Standards (AHLA).
- Spare blankets and pillows will be removed, unless cleaned between each guest stay.
- To inform guests, signage will be placed at each property highlighting the cleaning protocols between stays.
For additional information and guidance related to vacation rentals or other businesses regulated by the DBPR during the ongoing “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery,” visit www.myfloridalicense.com/emergency.
For other County news and updates on COVID-19, see miamidade.gov/coronavirus.
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