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Limited Lodging (Short Term) Rentals

The City of Philadelphia allows residents to rent out their home, or rent a room within their home, for short term rentals referred to as Limited Lodging

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Limited Lodging Regulations

The City of Philadelphia allows residents to rent out their home, or rent a room within their home, for short term rentals. These short term rentals are referred to as Limited Lodging.

Obtain a Business Income and Receipts Tax ID

Every individual, partnership, association and corporation doing business in Philadelphia must file a Business Income and Receipts Tax Return in whether or not they earned a profit during the preceding year. Rental activities are usually considered business activities.

Obtain an Activity License

An Activity License is required for all businesses and non-profits operating in Philadelphia. This includes businesses that are located outside the city limits but do some or all of their business activity in the City.