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Welcome to The Florida Alliance for Vacation Rentals and our industry information page. Here you will find all of the basic information to get you started as a Florida host, owner or vacation rental manager. Know the rules before you launch your business and stay compliant.

FAVR prides itself on providing the general public and operators with fact based information as a trusted resource for Florida's vacation rental industry. For over 29 years FAVR has led the vacation rental market in Florida with education and advocacy efforts.

So how knowledgeable are you? Take our 10 question quiz and test your vacation rental IQ. Test Link The results of this quiz may surprise you and prompt you further to explore our alliance membership. 

We want everyone to succeed and grow with FAVR resources. Some information is listed below and some is proprietary to FAVR members only. We invite you to join us as the largest vacation rental alliance in the USA and stay abreast of all the latest trends and education. Starting at just $75 annually, an investment to become a FAVR member is very affordable and brings you a wealth of knowledge. Here are just a few of the items that we can help you with on your vacation rental journey.


  1. Avoid fines for operating out of compliance with state and local laws.
  2. Engage in protecting your private property rights as a vacation rental owner.
  3. Know the latest trends to increase bookings and grow your business.
  4. Industry data, trends and best practices.
  5. Network with your peers and know what works and what doesn't.
  6. Meet industry vendors and explore new technology and services.
  7. Attend events to gain knowledge to grow and succeed in Florida's fast paced vacation rental industry. 
The possibilities are endless as a FAVR member! 

We get asked a lot of questions. But here are the most popular ones: 

Do pet free homes have to accept service dogs? Yes, you must make reasonable accommodations for service animals without exception. 

How long do you need to keep a guest registry for inspection by DBPR? At least 2 years.

How many hard-wired phones are required in each vacation rental unit? None by state law, but beware, some local governments require hard wired service. 

How many hearing impaired smoke alarms are needed when you rent a Florida STR home? 1 for every 50 homes. It does not have to be installed unless its asked for by a hearing impaired guest.  

How often must you complete human trafficking awareness training? Every year according to state law. 

Do I need a real estate license to manage short term rentals? NO

Do I need a state license to operate for each short term rental home? YES if you are renting your unit out to the public for less than 30 days and more than 3 times per year. 

Do I need fire extinguishers in my homes? Yes and they must be visible or in marked locations. 

What are my requirements to be legal in my city/county and at the state level? Where is the best place to invest in a vacation rental?  This answer isn't as easy as the previous, but FAVR can help once you are a member. How to join

I think that I will need more one on one assistance and mentoring to get this right! Can FAVR help? YES of course. We can provide FAVR members with tremendous resources to succeed. Tools of the trade, vendors, a direct connection to our industry mentors and more...  You must be a FAVR member to access this next level of resources. How to join

Joining FAVR unlocks your potential to succeed in the Florida vacation rental industry. It's worth the investment. Join today How to join


For additional information call us at 407-201-0120 or email
7862 W Irlo Bronson Hwy. Suite 305
Kissimmee FL 34747

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