Local laws and regulations

We work closely with municipalities around the world to make sure the cities our partners are based in remain thriving destinations. In some high-demand cities, new legislation has been put into effect to protect both residents and guests, as well as to prevent illegal vacation rentals. Before listing your property on Booking.com, it's important to be aware of any short-term rental regulations that affect your city, region, or country.

Many governments and municipalities now require property owners to hold and/or display a special permit or license to list their place for short-term vacation rentals. In some cases, local authorities limit bookings by a maximum number of nights. In others, a limit on guest occupancy might be enforced.

For more detailed info and all the latest updates about which regulations apply to you, check out your local municipality’s website and the list of links below:

Disclaimer: The info and links below are provided as a courtesy and do not constitute a comprehensive overview of all mandatory legal requirements. You may be subject to further requirements (e.g. licenses, permits, health/safety, zoning, etc.) to make your property available for short-term rentals on our platform. Consult a legal advisor for further info or guidance.



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