Short-Term Vacation Rentals

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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 following regulation changes will be introduced at the December 21, 2021 City Council meeting, with discussion to occur at the City Council Committee meeting on January 4, 2022. Final Action would occur at the Regular City Council meeting on January 4, 2022. These revisions are to address the recent adoption of State regulations regarding Transient Lodging. If adopted, all of the revised regulations would become effective on January 7, 2022, unless otherwise noted in the ordinance.

State of Nevada Assembly Bill 363 – The Governor signed AB363 (Transient Lodging, specifically regulating short-term vacation rentals) on June 4, 2021.  The City of Henderson is reviewing the bill and will be determining necessary revisions to the City of Henderson Short-Term Vacation Rental ordinances.  Most provisions of the bill become effective on July 1, 2022.  Click on the link to find more information on the signed bill. 

State of Nevada Assembly Bill 363

Map of Registered Short-Term Vacation Rentals


Contact

Any additional questions can be directed to Community Development and Services – Current Planning at 702-267-1500 or via email at stvr@cityofhenderson.com.

Registration Process

The following information will be required as part of the registration process. You will be required to upload the information during the registration process. Please ensure all required information is legible and readable when you upload.

  • STVR Property Self-Inspection Checklist
  • STVR Rental Registrant Statement
  • STVR Certification Class Certificate (property owner and registered local contact person are required to take the class, registered local contact exempt if licensed under NRS 645)
  • NRS 645 Licensed Property Manager Certificate (required if using as registered local contact person)
  • Trust or LLC documents (if the property owner of record is an entity, proof of entity action authorizing the registration by a manager or officer of the entity; or 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).
  • Valid Certificate of Insurance with general liability coverage of not less than $500,000

City of Henderson STVR Registration Requirements and Handouts

Some of the documents will be required as part of the short-term vacation rental property registration process. These forms can be downloaded and completed.

Apply / Renew

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Complaint Hotline

Short-Term Vacation Rental Complaint Hotline: 725-215-1616

This line is available 24/7 as is to be used to report an illegal short-term vacation rental or report noise, trash, parking, occupancy or other nuisance complaints pertaining to a specific short-term vacation rental. General questions should utilize the Community Development and Services number provided above.

You can also visit STVR Host Compliance website to submit a STVR complaint.


Transient Lodging Tax and Monthly Tax Remittance

All STVR registered with the City of Henderson will be required to submit the Report of Tax Collected on Room Rentals and pay transient lodging tax on a monthly basis in accordance with HMC Chapter 4.48.

The owner/operator is liable to the City of Henderson for transient lodging taxes whether or not such taxes are actually collected from the guest. STVR are still required to submit a monthly Report of Tax Collected on Room Rentals by the due date even if the STVR earned zero rental revenue for the month. The Report of Tax Collected on Room Rentals and transient lodging tax payments will be submitted online.


Transient Lodging Tax Information/Handouts

Pay Monthly Tax

Pay Monthly Transient Lodging Tax

The combined transient lodging tax rate for STVR located within the City of Henderson is 13% of the total rental revenue for the month.

Deadlines

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.

Penalties

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

Short-Term Vacation Rental FAQs (PDF)

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What is a short-term vacation rental?

  • What do I need to rent my property as a short-term vacation rental?

  • How do I register my property for a short-term vacation rental?

  • How much does it cost to register my property as a short-term vacation rental?

  • Can the property be owned and registered by an LLC?

  • If the property is held in a trust, can I register the property?

  • Do I need a business license to operate a STVR?

  • Once I submit my registration, how long will it take to get a decision?

  • How many occupants are permitted on my property?

  • What if an HOA or CC&Rs prohibit short-term vacation rentals?

  • Is short-term vacation rental registration transferrable?

  • My property is currently recorded in an LLC or Trust, can I change the name of the property into a LLC?

  • Does short-term vacation rental registration apply to multiple properties?

  • Is there a minimum rental period for a booking?

  • Is the City creating a waiting list for a unit within an individually mapped multi-unit structure prior to registration?

  • Am I required to pay transient-lodging tax?

  • Who can I contact about Transient Lodging Tax?

  • How do I obtain my short-term vacation rental certification?

  • Can I take the short-term vacation rental certification online?

  • Where do I get addresses to send out my local contact information to properties within a 200-foot radius once approved?

  • Am I responsible for printing the "Good Neighbor Brochure" or will the City print them for me?

  • 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?

  • I was notified my property received a complaint to the City's Short-Term Vacation Rental Hotline, what do I need to do?

  • If my application is denied, will I receive a refund?

  • How can I look and see if a house is a registered short-term vacation rental?

  • How can I verify whether a property is within 1,000 feet of an approved STVR?

  • How early can I renew my registration?

  • How do I renew my registration?

  • What happens if I fail to renew my registration?

  • I have an existing STVR, am I subject to all the new standards approved by the City Council on 11/17/2020?

  • Am I am able to “save a spot” by registering the property prior to owning it?

  • Am I am able to remodel my short-term rental after I receive approval of a registration?

  • I have a registered short-term vacation rental with a long-term renter (more than 30 days). Am I required to comply with the short-term vacation rental regulations?

  • I have a registered short-term vacation rental with a long-term renter (more than 30 days). Am I required to pay transient lodging tax?

  • I own the short-term vacation rental and want to use it for my personal use. Do I need to comply with the short-term rental regulations?

  • My short-term vacation rental registration requires an inspection and I have a long-term tenant. Do I still need to get the inspection?

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