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When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it is important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to give you some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in North Las Vegas. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. If you have questions, contact the city agencies directly.
Short-term rental regulations
The North Las Vegas City Council passed the Short-Term Rental Ordinance, effective October 21, 2020. It allows all types of short-term rentals, but requires owners of short-term rentals to obtain a Conditional Use Permit and business license in order to operate. In the first 60 days, existing operators who have owned their properties for at least one year prior can apply and be “grandfathered” in. After December 21, 2020, a 660 ft separation between units will be required.
Step 1: Get a Conditional Use Permit (CUP)
To obtain information on how to apply for a CUP, call the city’s Planning Department at (702) 633-1537. Processing may take up to 30 days. Required documents include proof of ownership, site plans showing installation of noise monitoring equipment, and floor plans for owner-occupied units.
Step 2: Get a business license
Upon receiving an approval letter for a Conditional Use Permit, operators must apply for a business license, which includes a $900 fee. Required documents include a self-inspection checklist; notarized affidavit showing installation of outdoor noise monitoring equipment and compliance with neighbor notification within 200 ft of the rental; certificate of insurance.
The City of North Las Vegas imposes a 13% transient lodging tax on short-term rentals. Operators are required to collect and remit this tax to the city. Guests qualifying as a “permanent resident,” or guest stays of 30 days or more, are exempt from the transient lodging tax.
It's also important to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, such as leases, condo board or co-op rules, HOA rules, or rules established by tenant organizations. Please read your lease agreement and check with your landlord if applicable.
Our commitment to your community
We’re committed to working with local officials to clarify how local rules impact the short-term rental community. We will continue to advocate for changes that will enable people to rent out their homes.