You are responsible for checking and complying with all obligations that apply to you as a host.
- Regulations for holiday apartments
In the city of Frankfurt, regulations apply to a living space that is used as a holiday home. You can find out about the regulations, applications for permits and more in the Frankfurt statutes on holiday apartments.
As a rule, short-term rentals of residential space are subject to approval by the building supervisory authorities. You can obtain your permit under the following circumstances:
- You rent an entire main residence as temporary accommodation on a daily or weekly basis for less than eight weeks per year.
- You only rent a single room (or a place to sleep) in your main residence.
They must be able to demonstrate compliance with these requirements at the request of the construction supervisor. Alternatively, you can pay compensation for the use of accommodation for short-term rentals and obtain a permit without the above restrictions. The authorities may also decide to grant the permit for a limited period or to add conditions. The department issues a written receipt for permit applications. It has one month to decide whether or not to approve an application. If no decision is taken within that month, the authorisation shall be deemed to have been granted.
Please check the regulations and information of the City of Frankfurt to learn more about approval schemes in Frankfurt.
- Tourism tax
The City of Frankfurt introduced a tourism tax on 1 January 2018. Further information can be found on the website of the Frankfurt administration or in the brochure with further information for guests.
The tourism tax applies to all non-residents who are not in the city for business or by invitation to municipal facilities or events unless they are exempt by law. The tax for each person is 2.00 euros per day.