NOTE: Licenses can be renewed by beginning on January 1st of each year and must be renewed before the final date listed on the business license to avoid penalty. Properties that were licensed prior to 5/21/2019 are grandfathered under the previous ordinance. For licenses that are grandfathered, if the license is not renewed by the expiration date you will lose the grandfathering status and be subject to the current Short-Term Rental ordinance.
The subsequent table identifies which Applications and Forms are Required to be completed based on which area of the City your home resides:
|Tourist Overlay: Single-Family||Tourist Overlay: Multi-Family||Tourist Overlay: Historic
|Outside Tourist Overlay: Inside City Limits||Outside
City Limits (PJ)
|STR - Application||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|STR - Provisions||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Designation of Agent||**||**||**||**||**|
|Home Inspection - Affidavit||YES||Completed by TFD||YES||YES||YES|
|Dock Inspection Report||***||***|
|Proof of Insurance||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Letter of permission from HOA or Property Manager||****||****||****||****||****|
* Required if applicant is intending to operate for more than 45 days in a calendar year within a Historic District within the TO Downtown.
** Required if applicant is not the property owner.
*** Required if applicant has a private dock along Lake Tuscaloosa.
**** Subject to condominiums, apartments, and rental properties only.
I've completed all the application requirements. Where do I submit the documents?
To submit paper copies, please bring all the documents to:
Office of Urban Development
2201 University Blvd
Annex III, 3rd fl
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
To submit electronically, please email all the documents in PDF format to: