Short-Term Rentals

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The Rhode Island General Assembly recently enacted R.I.G.L. § 42-63.1-14 entitled “Offering residential units through a hosting platform.” The statute states, in part, “Any short-term rental property listed for rent on the website of any third-party hosting platform that conducts business in Rhode Island shall be registered with the Department of Business Regulation.”

The public comment period for the proposed regulation ended on August 27, 2022. The Department is currently in the process of finalizing the regulation.

The Department anticipates that applicants will be able to apply electronically for a registration on October 1, 2022.

Should you have any further questions, or if you would like to be added to our interested parties list and be kept informed once the regulation and applications are completed, please email our Real Estate Section at