Short Term Rental Rules
San Marcos's Short Term Rental Ordinance provides permanent residents the ability to rent out their homes through STR websites, such as Airbnb. The ordinance requires that operators register with the City and pay Hotel Occupancy Taxes, which are used to fund tourism and arts projects, such as the recently installed mermaid statues. The City has recently contracted with Host Compliance which tracks the number and location of STRs in San Marcos. We have used this service to identify properties and notify STR operators that they must register to be compliant with City regulations. There are currently 27 registered STRs in San Marcos. For more information about STRs, visit sanmarcostx.gov/str.