Special to the PRESS
City of South Padre Island Ordinance No. 15-‐03 (Short Term Rental Permit) will go into
effect June 15, 2015 and a final deadline of July 1, 2015 to be compliant.
South Padre Island, TX – June 3, 2015: Three training workshops were held and
Ordinance 15-‐03 notifications have been included in City issued newsletters and social
media outlets, in addition to local realtors and title companies. In anticipation of the July
1 deadline, City of South Padre Island staff will be notifying by mail and/or e-‐mail any property owners who are advertising their rental units without charging Hotel Occupancy Tax. Properties must be registered with the State of Texas Comptroller and MuniServices, as well as acquire their City of South Padre Island Short Term Rental Permit in order to comply with Ordinance No. 15-‐03. Staff will now focus on working with homeowners’ associations, property management groups and realtors.
The Short Term Rental Permit number must be posted on all advertising. In addition to the
enforcement and collection of Hotel Occupancy Tax, the ordinance is intended to bring credibility to the rental marketplace by deterring fraudulent listings, and to assist City authorities in enforcing our quality of life ordinances: noise, disturbance and fire code occupancy. Additional information and online registration is available at http://myspi.org/hottax. The final compliance date is July 1, 2015. For questions on how you can register your unit you may call Nancy Botello: (956) 761-‐8382 or Email: HotTax@SoPadre.com
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