Short-Term Rentals

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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.

2023 Short-term Rental Permit Re-Application Process (current permit holders only)

Current short-term rental permit holders must submit their re-application between November 15, 2022 and December 15, 2022 (no exceptions).   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:

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.

Only re-applications will be considered during this timeframe.  If you do not currently have a 2022 STR permit and apply during the re-application process, your application will be denied and you will forfeit the application review fee.   More information on the application process and requirements can be found by viewing the ordinance. 

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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.

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