A short-term rental license is required for the rental of any dwelling, portion thereof, or habitable accessory structure for a temporary period of time up to 30 consecutive days per guest within a 90-day period. This includes rentals through third-party companies such as Airbnb and VRBO.
About The Short-Term Rental License
Only the owner of the property can operate a short-term rental, not a renter or a leaseholder.
Fees & Expiration
The fee for initial application to operate a short-term rental is $100. Licenses expire annually on January 31. The renewal fee for a license before it expires is $10.
Ordinance 3435 authorizes short-term rentals in three residential zoning districts: single-family small lot residential (RSS), single-family large lot residential (RSL), and two-family residential (RT). See our online zoning map for more information about zoning districts.
Lodging or Room Tax
The short-term rental pays for the lodging or room tax either with the property owner obtaining a sales tax certificate from the State of Oklahoma or having a rental agent collect the tax.
Apply For A Short-Term Rental License
To apply for a short-term rental license, you must complete the Application for Short-Term Rental License (PDF) and submit it, along with the required documents, to the City Clerk's office at 723 S. Lewis St.
Once the City receives an application for a short-term rental, we send a notice to the property owners within 300 feet of the property for which the short-term rental application was submitted. The property owners receiving the notice have 30 days to file an objection to the short-term rental at that address or in that neighborhood. If any objection is filed within the 30-day period, a hearing is scheduled before the Stillwater Planning Commission.
Submit Short-Term Rental Complaint
To ensure compliance with the regulations, the City tracks and monitors complaints about short-term rental properties.
- You can file a complaint regarding short-term rentals in your neighborhood by completing the Short-Term Rental Complaint form online.
- Or by completing the Short Term Rental Complaint Form (PDF) and returning it to the City Clerk at 723 S. Lewis St.
A process of how violations are handled is also available in the Short Term Rental Enforcement Procedures (PDF) document.