On July 16, 2019, the City of Henderson City Council adopted ordinances for the operation of short-term vacation rentals ("STVR"). Any property owner intending to operate a short-term vacation rental within the City of Henderson must register with the City of Henderson on an annual basis and comply with the following City of Henderson STVR regulations:
On November 17, 2020, the City of Henderson City Council adopted changes for the operation of STVRs. The updates can be found in the links below.
The registration fee for a short-term vacation rental is $820.00. This fee shall be paid on an annual basis from the date the registration is approved by the City of Henderson. The fee is paid per property being registered as a short-term vacation rental.
Short-Term Vacation Rental Development Code Regulations (adopted 11/17/2020)
The combined transient lodging tax rate for STVR located within the City of Henderson is 13% of the total rental revenue for the month.
The Report of Tax Collected on Room Rentals and transient lodging taxes must be received by the 15th day of the following month covered by the report. If the 15th of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, the payment must be received by close of business the first business day thereafter.
If the Report of Tax Collected on Room Rentals and transient lodging taxes are received on or before the 15th of the month that they are due, the STVR will be entitled to a 2% discount on the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority portion (see Section B, line 4 on the Report of Tax Collected on Room Rentals) of the transient lodging tax.
If the Report of Tax Collected on Room Rentals and transient lodging taxes are received after the 15th of the month that they are due, the STVR will be subject to penalties and interest.
Additionally, failure or refusal to remit transient lodging taxes, along with any assessed interest and penalties, may result in suspension of the STVR registration, and the operation of the STVR must cease until such time as all outstanding transient lodging taxes and penalties are paid and all requirements of HMC Chapter 4.48 have been satisfied.
Frequently Asked Questions 11.18.2020
What is a short-term vacation rental? A permanent residential dwelling or any portion of such dwelling unit, rented for occupancy for a period of less than thirty (30) consecutive calendar days, excluding February, counting portions of calendar days as full days, regardless of whether a permanent resident is also present during the period of occupancy.
What do I need to rent my property as a short-term vacation rental? Please review Section 19.5.3.G of the Henderson Development Code, which outlines the standards and regulations to operate a short-term vacation rental. In addition, an annual registration fee will be required.
How do I register my property for a short-term vacation rental? To register a property, please ensure you have reviewed 19.5.3.G for the standards and regulations. There are documents you will be required to upload; ensure you have those completed prior to starting your registration. You cannot stop and re-start your registration, if you stop, everything will be lost and you need to start the process over. If your property is located within an individually mapped multi-unit development (i.e. condominiums), the number of units permitted to register are 1 unit of 25 percent of the number of units within the building, whichever is greater. Short-term vacation rentals are prohibited in apartment units.
How much does it cost to register my property as a short-term vacation rental? The registration fee is $820.00, which is due annually from date of registration issuance.
Can the property be owned and registered by an LLC? Yes, if the property owner of record is an entity, proof of entity action authorizing the registration by a manager or officer of the entity. Please see 19.5.3.G.3(b) for more information. The member registering for the property needs to be responsible for taking the class.
If the property is held in a trust, can I register the property? Yes, if the property owner of record is a trust, a copy of the certification of trust authorizing the registration by a trustee designated by the trust. Please see 19.5.3.G.3(b) for more information. The trustee registering for the property needs to be responsible for taking the class.
Do I need a business license to operate a STVR? No, the City of Henderson does not require a business license to operate a STVR.
Once I submit my registration, how long will it take to get a decision? It may take up to two weeks to make a decision. Staff may request additional information for the registration prior to making a decision.
How many occupants are permitted on my property?
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What if an HOA or CC&Rs prohibit short-term vacation rentals? It is important to note that the City’s STVR ordinance does not alter the ability of common interest communities to prohibit short-term vacation rentals through their CC&Rs or other governing documents and to enforce those prohibitions within their community. The ordinance will require applicants for a city registration to certify in writing that operation of a short-term vacation rental would not violate any CC&Rs, bylaws, or other agreements governing the use of their property prior to obtaining a registration. In the event that a dispute arises between a homeowner and his/her HOA regarding whether a short-term vacation rental is permitted, if the HOA obtains a judicial order as proof of the prohibition, the City would not allow a homeowner in that community to register. If a property that has been registered and determined to be in violation of the judicial order regarding short-term vacation rental prohibition, the registration will be revoked by the City of Henderson. The City does not enforce CC&Rs or HOA regulations.
Is short-term vacation rental registration transferrable? No, the registration is only valid for the property owner at time of issuance. If the property is sold, the registration is terminated. Please review 19.5.3.G.2.j for more information.
My property is currently recorded in an LLC or Trust, can I change the name of the property into a LLC? Please see 19.5.3.G.2(j) of the Short-Term Rental Standards.
Does short-term vacation rental registration apply to multiple properties? No, the short-term vacation rental registration is valid only for one residential property.
Is there a minimum rental period for a booking? Yes. A two-night minimum booking is required.
Is the City creating a waiting list for a unit within an individually mapped multi-unit structures prior to registration? No, the City is not creating a waiting list. Those properties located within an individually mapped multi-unit structure (townhouse, condominium, single-family attached, etc.) will register on a first come, first served basis. Once the maximum number within the building is reached, no further registrations will be issued. Short-term vacation rentals are prohibited in apartment units.
Am I required to pay transient-lodging tax? Yes, each short-term vacation rental registered with the City of Henderson will be required to pay transient lodging tax on a monthly basis as required in Title 4.48 of the Henderson Municipal Code. The registrant is responsible for filing their monthly remittance, even if no taxes were collected for the month.
Who can I contact about Transient Lodging Tax? You can contact Business License – Finance Division regarding transient lodging tax.
How do I obtain my short-term vacation rental certification? Certification must be obtained through a City of Henderson approved Short-Term Vacation Rental Certification class. For the most up-to-date course schedule and locations, please visit, https://www.strcertification.com/str-course-dates. The link provided is not maintained by the City of Henderson. The site is maintained by the instructor of the Short-Term Vacation Rental Certification course.
Certification is required for the property owner of record and the registered local contact person. If your registered local contact is a property manager licensed under NRS 645, certification is not required, a copy of the state license will be required at time of registration.
The City continues to work to create additional short-term vacation rental certification programs.
Can I take the short-term vacation rental certification online? Yes, please visit the following link for the most up-to-date course schedule and locations: https://www.strcertification.com/str-course-dates. The link provided is not maintained by the City of Henderson. The site is maintained by the instructor of the Short-Term Vacation Rental Certification course.
Where do I get addresses to send out my local contact information to properties within a 200-foot radius once approved? City staff will provide you the mailing list which can be formatted into labels once the City has approved the property’s registration.
Am I responsible for printing the “Good Neighbor Brochure” or will the City print them for me? The property owner is responsible for printing and providing the brochure. The brochure can be downloaded from the City’s Short-Rerm Vacation Rental webpage.
My STVR is within a larger condominium complex with public areas shared by all condo owners. Do I still need to provide exterior noise monitoring devices since these public areas are shared by other owners? No, the monitoring is required within the rental unit, and any private common areas large enough for customers may congregate as a group.
I was notified my property received a complaint to the City’s Short-Term Vacation Rental Hotline, what do I need to do? You are required to contact the STVR occupants within 30 minutes and the complaint is required to be resolve within 30 minutes, after the contact has been made (A total of 1 hour from contact to resolution). Once you have resolved the complaint, you need to provide the City a STVR Complaint Response Report and send the completed report and any evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. As required by the ordinance the report is required to be submitted within 48 hours from the STVR complaint notification.
If my application is denied, will I receive a refund? If an application is denied, all of the fee minus any processing fees will be refunded.
How can I look to see if a house is a registered short-term vacation rental? All registered short-term vacation rentals have been mapped. The link to the map can be found on the City’s Short-Term Vacation Rental webpage.
How can I verify whether a property is within 1,000 feet of an approved STVR? All registered short-term vacation rentals have been mapped to include the 1,000-foot buffer. The link to the map can be found on the City’s Short-Term Vacation Rental webpage.
How early can I renew my registration? You will be sent an email 30 days prior to the expiration date. Once you receive the email, you are able to renew the registration.
How do I renew my registration? You will visit the City’s Short-term Vacation Rental webpage and click on the “Renew Registration Short-Term Vacation Rental” Button. You will follow the instruction. You will be required to upload current information. Please use the most up to date forms found on the STVR webpage.
What happens if I fail to renew my registration? If the registration is not renewed by the expiration date, the registration is deemed expired, and is subject to the new any regulations at the time of a new registration.
I have an existing STVR, am I subject to all the new standards approved by the City Council on 11/17/2020? Yes, you are subject to all the adopted standards except for the distance separation requirement.