Three training workshops have been held and Ordinance 15-‐03 notifications have been published for the public in addition to notifying local Realtors and title companies. Since there is a July 1 deadline, the City of South Padre Island staff will be notifying by mail and/or e-‐mail any property owners who are advertising their rental units without charging Hotel Occupancy Tax.
Properties need to be registered with the State of Texas Comptroller and MuniServices, as well as acquire their City of South Padre Island Short Term Rental Permit in order to comply with Ordinance No. 15-‐03.
South Padre Island city staff will now focus on working with homeowners’ associations, property management groups and Realtors. The Short Term Rental Permit number must be posted on all advertising. In addition to the enforcement and collection of Hotel Occupancy Tax, the ordinance is intended to bring credibility to the rental marketplace by deterring fraudulent listings, and to assist City authorities in enforcing our quality of life ordinances: noise, disturbance and fire code occupancy.