Short-Term Rentals

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The Rhode Island General Assembly enacted R.I.Gen. Laws § 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.”

Short-Term Rental Registration is NOW open. Registration is required by January 1, 2023. Applicants can apply electronically for a registration by clicking on the Application section below:  


Click Here to Apply for a Short-Term Rental Registration


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Short-Term Rental FAQs


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