On April 23rd 2019 the Arlington, TX city council passed an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals (rental of lodging for less than 30 days). The ordinance established a permitting process, enacted restrictions and prohibitions on various activities at STRs, and set forth fines and penalties for violations. At the same time the city also passed a change to the city’s Unified Development Code (UDC) establishing large swaths of the city where STRs will no longer be permitted. This page summarizes some of the key features of of the ordinances.
Note: the Arlington ordinance does not treat owner-occupied rentals (home-sharing) different from renting the entire home. All aspects of the ordinance apply to both types of rentals.
Editor's Note: The START Movement is providing this information solely to assist STR owners in Arlington. While we are in favor of reasonable policies that protect the health, safety and welfare of STR owners and our fellow residents, we find the current ordinance to be grossly overreaching, with many elements that infringe on property and other constitutional rights. Others are simply unnecessary and harassing, having nothing to do with serving the health, safety, and welfare of the City. If you would like to help us fight back against the injustices of this ordinance in favor of more reasonable policy please JOIN US today!
Owners who were NOT registered or current on City of Arlington Hotel and Occupancy Tax (HOT) payments by April 23rd, 2019 were required to get a permit (if eligible) or cease all rentals of less than 30 days by October 1st, 2019.
Owners who were registered and current on City of Arlington HOT payments by April 23rd, 2019 are required to get a permit (if eligible) or cease all rentals of less than 30 days by January 31st, 2020.
The STR Zone extends approximately one mile from the center of the Arlington entertainment district, and is bounded by Center St to the West, Southbound State Highway 360 Frontage Rd to the East, East Lamar Blvd to the North, and East Abram St to the South.
To verify the zoning district for a specific property, enter the property address in the search block at Arlington Maps Online