The Town of Mount Pleasant implemented regulations regarding the use of residential dwelling units as short-term rentals. Residents who plan to use residential homes, accessory dwellings, or portions of their homes as short-term rentals will be required to have a short-term rental permit and a business license.
All permits for the 2023 permit year have been issued; therefore, no additional applications will be accepted at this time.
If you would like to be included on the wait list for a short-term rental permit, please send an email request to email@example.com with the property address, owner's name and contact information (email and phone number), and what type of dwelling unit you desire to rent (entire home, accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or bedrooms within the home).
PLEASE NOTE: you must have a certificate of occupancy (CO) for the home AND accessory dwelling unit.
2023 Short-term Rental Permit Re-Application Process (current permit holders only)
The following required information must be submitted with the re-application in addition to filling out the application and paying the appropriate review fee ($250) for each short-term rental property:
- Signed Property Owner Affidavit (a separate form for each owner)
- Copy of current homeowner's insurance showing personal liability coverage and that the policy is in force
- Proof of property taxes paid
- Photo showing location of required off-street parking for each short-term rental unit(s)
- Initialed, dated, and signed Short-Term Rental Fire Safety Criteria
- Signed STR Requirement Acknowledgement form
- Copy of the accessory dwelling unit certificate of occupancy, if applicable
Any re-applications received after December 15, 2022, will be denied, the application review fee will be forfeited, and a permit will not be issued for the new permit year.
Sales, Use and Accommodation Taxes
You are required to pay taxes to the State of South Carolina and Charleston County. Please visit the SC Department of Revenue website with specific questions about state taxes you may owe or contact them at 803-898-5970. For information about county taxes you may owe, please visit the Charleston County website or contact them at 843-202-6095.