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Limited Lodging (Short Term) Rentals

You can rent your home or a room in it for short periods. This short-term renting is considered limited lodging.

You can rent property as limited lodging for fewer than 30 days at a time. You also need to meet certain requirements and limitations.

Online hosting platforms will require hosts to provide a valid license number for their listing(s) by January 1, 2023. Failure to provide a license number may result in platforms removing the listing until the license number is provided.  Learn more in the Updated Guidance on Short Term Rentals.

Go to Get a Limited Lodging Operator License Service Page to apply.


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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.