Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rentals are overnight rentals of 30 days or fewer.  A detailed definition can be found here. The Moab City Council adopted Ordinance #2019-08 on February 26, 2019 pertaining to short-term rentals within Moab City limits. This ordinance changes the regulation of all short-term rentals within Moab City. Beginning on July 1, 2019, a separate Moab City business license is required for each unit rented at separate city locations. Short-term rentals are allowed uses in the following city commercial zones: C-2, C-3, C-4 and RC. There is currently a moratorium on new construction of overnight rentals within Moab City.

If you have an existing Moab City short-term rental license in the owner's name you do not need to re-apply. You will receive a business license renewal form in the mail. If you have not previously licensed each unit that is a short-term rental in the owner's name, you will need to complete a Moab City Business License application and obtain three inspections, a zoning compliance verification and pay a fee to the Moab City Treasurer to receive your license. Any business operating without a license will be subject to Moab City code enforcement of all applicable regulations.

You can fill out and download your business license application here. Please contact our office at: 435-259-5123 if you have any questions or need assistance.