Short-Term Rentals

Apply for a Permit

Apply online. Be sure to include your Guest Information Guide and hotel occupancy tax account number with Avenu Insights (see next step).

Register with Avenu Insights to set up your hotel occupancy tax remittance and report filing. The ordinance requires that Hotel Occupancy Taxes be assessed and collected by short-term rental operators. The Code of Ordinances authorizes a hotel occupancy tax equal to 7% of the occupant's consideration where the cost of occupancy is at least $2 per day.

On the last business day of the month after the month of collection, entities required to collect the tax must file a report and remit the appropriate taxes. Failure to submit the report and remit payment is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and a penalty of 15% of the tax due for every 30 days that the report is not filed or the payment is not made. 

Receive your permit when your application is approved. The permit number must appear on all advertising and online listings.

You should receive an email about a month before the expiration date reminding you to renew your STR Permit. Log in to your account and pay the fees due, which are a permit renewal fee and a Rental Inspection Fee. Alternatively, you may call the city at 830-931-4070, and pay over the phone with a credit card. 

Contact Us

  1. Darin L. Hamm

    Tourism & Business Development Director