Short-term rental license requirements in New York City

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The City of New York is introducing short-term rental (STR) registration requirements that take effect September 5, 2023. This means 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 their 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 September 5, 2023. Properties that are only rented for more than 30 consecutive days aren’t included in these registration requirements.


Class B list properties

Short-term rental registration requirements aren’t 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 on the Extranet. 


Adding short-term rental registration or Class B list information on the Extranet

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

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’re 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 finalize.

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’re 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 finalize the registration. If your Booking.com Hotel ID isn’t 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’ll 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 the property details you provide on the Extranet match with the City of New York’s database. Properties that don’t pass the validation will be closed on our platform. 

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

We’re 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’re 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, double-check that all the information provided on the Extranet matches your short-term rental registration or the Class B list information. For further clarification, reach out to the City of New York’s Office of Special Enforcement.

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