When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace, we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in the Town of Huntsville. This list is not exhaustive, but it may give you a good start in understanding your local laws. We’ll periodically update this information as more becomes available.
The Town of Huntsville requires hosts to obtain a business license with the municipality in order to engage in short-term rentals. You can review the requirements for obtaining a license and fill out your application. Alternatively, should you have any questions, you can contact the Town of Huntsville’s licensing department by phone at 705-789-1751 ext. 2402 or by email.
You can also learn more about the bylaw.
Municipal Accommodation Tax
The Town of Huntsville requires all short-term rental providers offering rentals of less than 30 days to charge and collect Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT). For more information on the MAT, please visit the Municipal Accommodation Tax page.
Other contracts and rules
As a host, you need to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, including leases, co-op rules, HOA rules, or other rules established by tenant organizations. You should be able to find out more by contacting your housing authority (such as a community council) or landlord. Your lease (or other contract) might also have specific details.
Our commitment to your community
We are committed to working with local officials to help them understand how Airbnb benefits our community. Where needed, we will continue to advocate for changes that will allow regular people to rent out their own homes.