Executive Order Suspending Short Term Vacation Rentals

By March 27, 2020March 28th, 2020Community, News

Today, Governor DeSantis enacted Executive Order 20-87 which suspended short term vacation rentals that have a reservation check-in date after today, March 28th. The Executive Order will expire in fourteen days unless it is extended by a subsequent order. Travelers who have already checked into a vacation rental or who will check into their vacation rental by Saturday, March 28th will be allowed to stay for the duration covered by their rental agreement before they have to return home. The Governor also enacted Executive Order 20-86 which was targeted at travelers driving to the state from areas with a substantial community spread (such as Louisana). It built upon Executive Order 20-80 which imposed self-isolation and quarantine restrictions on people flying in from Connecticut, New Jersey or New York.

With respect to the Executive Order suspending vacation rentals, it is recommended that everyone with a vacation rental review “Section 2B Violations of the Order” which states:

[The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)] shall revoke the vacation rental license of any party that violates this order or otherwise advertises vacation rental opportunities during the duration of this order…

The full text of the executive orders may be found at the links below:

Executive Order 20-86

Executive Order 20-87