Short-term rental licence requirements in New York City, NY

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The City of New York is introducing short-term rental (STR) registration requirements that take effect on 5 September 2023. This means that all properties in New York City must provide either the Class B Multiple Dwellings list details or a short-term rental registration number to remain active on our platform. 

Properties that have applied for a short-term rental registration number must also submit the Booking.com Hotel ID  to the City of New York, which they will use to validate your listing on our platform. 

The City of New York requires us to validate all Class B Multiple Dwellings and short-term rentals with the City’s database before listings are active on our platform. 


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Registering your property for short-term rental with the City of New York 

Short-term rental hosts must register with the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) to get a registration number before 5 September 2023. Properties that are only rented for more than 30 consecutive days are not included in these registration requirements.


Class B list properties

Short-term rental registration requirements are not applicable to units located in  ‘Class B’ multiple dwellings. You can check to see if your property is on the Class B list. If this applies to your property, you must add your property details exactly as stated in the Class B list to the extranet. 


Adding short-term rental registration or Class B list information to the extranet

Depending on your property type, the fields in the extranet for your registration information might be on a property level or room level. 

To update your short-term rental registration number information or Class B list information on a property level:

  1. Log in to the extranet.
  2. Click Property. 
  3. Click General info. 
  4. Specify whether your property has a short-term rental registration number, is on the Class B list or if you are only renting for long-term stays.
  5. Add your short-term rental registration number or Class B list information.
  6. Click Update your info to finalise.

To update your short-term rental registration number information or Class B list information on a room level:

  1. Log in to the extranet.
  2. Click Property.
  3. Click Room details or Property layout.
  4. Click Edit for each unit.
  5. Specify whether your property has a short-term rental registration number, is on the Class B list or if you are only renting for long-term stays.
  6. Click Continue.

If you have a short-term rental registration number, you must submit your Hotel ID to the City of New York OSE Department as soon as possible to finalise the registration. If your Booking.com Hotel ID is not submitted to the City of New York, your listing might be closed on our platform. You can do so via the OSE portal here 


About data validation and data sharing

To comply with the City of New York’s legal requirements, we will perform data validation to confirm that properties are either included on the Class B Multiple Dwellings list or that they have a short-term rental registration number from the City. This is to ensure that the property details you provide in the extranet match with the City of New York’s database. Properties that do not pass the validation will be closed on our platform. 

If your property is only available for long-term stays (longer than 30 days), please specify this in the extranet and make sure your rates and minimum stay reflect the requirement.

Please be aware that we are required to share data about short-term rentals with the City of New York, including but not limited to registration numbers, names of registration holders, addresses and reservation data. By providing us with this information and activating your listing, you are consenting to Booking.com sharing this data with the City of New York.


What to do if your property is closed on our platform

If your property is closed on our platform, please double check that all the information provided in the extranet matches your short-term rental registration or the Class B list information. For further clarification, please reach out to the City of New York’s Office of Special Enforcement.

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