Current Vacation Rental Airbnb Laws and Regulations in the State of Nevada
Amidst the unprecedented growth of the short-term rental market for Airbnb & Vrbo properties, many cities and counties in Nevada have started implementing Airbnb Laws and regulations.
Short-term rental laws and ordinances are constantly changing and we do our best to keep our community updated on these matters. Below we have identified current regulations that we are aware of in the state of Nevada:
Clark County, Nevada
Short-Term Rental Permit Lottery Closed as of August 21, 2023
The Nevada Legislature passed a new law Assembly Bill 363 (AB363), in 2023. This law says that all short-term rentals in Nevada must follow certain rules for the protection and safety of guests staying in these homes.
The following regulations are in place in Clark County:
- Lottery-based: The short-term rental permit lottery closed on August 21, 2023.
- Insurance requirement: To operate, hosts must hold a valid rental license with specialized short-term rental insurance. Liability must cover $500,000 for bodily injury and property damage. Clark County Code 7.100.230.
- Short-term rentals are prohibited in the following towns:
- Mt. Charleston
- Moapa Valley
- Home type: Condos are allowed if they meet the eligible requirements.
- Maximum occupancy: The rule is two people per room or ten people per residential unit.
- Parking: All on-site parking must be used first before going off-site.
- Quiet hours: From 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Parties: Not allowed.
Airbnb Laws Effective July 1, 2022
The City of Henderson reviewed the State of Nevada Assembly Bill 363 June of 2021 and made necessary revisions to the City of Henderson Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance. Most provisions of the Bill became effective July 1 st , 2022.Some provisions include:
- All short-term rentals must have a noise management plan including items like noise monitoring equipment located both inside and outside
- All registrants must obtain a State of Nevada business license
- Each property owner is limited to a maximum of 5 registrations per State of Nevada business license held by that owner
- Hosting platform requirements such as including the City issued registration number to be listed on all platform listings
- A certificate of insurance indicating that the property is used as a short-term rental and carries general liability coverage with policy limits of not less than $1 million per occurrence
Continue to Section 19.9.4.F – Short-Term Vacation Rental if you are interested in reading the entire ordinance.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Updates Airbnb Laws
Las Vegas, Nevada has developed a three-step approval process for short-term rentals. First, you need to get approval from Planning, then a property inspection verifying the number of bedrooms and check life safety and related requirements, and lastly, submit an application for a business license. The license application has several special requirements and restrictions, including:
- The business license must be included in all advertisements
- The licensee must provide proof of liability insurance coverage with a $500,00 minimum amount
- The property owner must be the license holder
- 660-foot separation between short-term residential rentals is required
Continue to the Short-Term Rental Application Instructions to learn more.
Washoe County, Nevada
Airbnb Laws Revised July 2022 – Includes Application and Permit Ordinance
Washoe County only requires permits for properties located in Unincorporated Washoe County. The county has outlined three permit tiers dependent on the occupancy of your property. When applying for a short-term rental permit, owners are required to submit the following:
- Short-term rental application
- Site plan
- Floor plan
- Certificate of insurance identifying the property as a rental, with a minimum of $500,000 liability coverage per occurrence
- Property tax payment
- Copy of educational materials
- Parking pass or proof of parking space assignment for multi-unit short-term rentals
Check out the STR Application Guide provided by the county to learn more and additional details about the submittal requirements.
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Please note: The information provided is intended as a guide and may not be comprehensive or current. Regulations may change and could vary by area or situation. Always consult local authorities or a legal professional to ensure you have the most accurate information for your short-term rental property.