Short-term Residential Rentals

This summarizes current regulations. In case of conflict between the website and the most recently adopted ordinance, the ordinance prevails. 

Ordinance relating to Short-term Residential Rentals

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File an STR complaint online, or call the 24-hour STR hotline at 501-290-2950. For noise and other immediate concerns, call the non-emergency police number at 501-321-6789. For other City concerns, call the Action Line at 501-321-6808. 

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Inspection Required

    • CO inspection by City Inspector is required for prospective STR properties.  
    • The City-issued CO Inspection Report must be attached, or the STR license application cannot be approved.
    • CO inspection and Special Use Permit are both required for new license applicants in Residential Zones (unless deemed exempt).
    • The CO inspection fee is $50. If the inspection is not passed, new fees apply to subsequent inspections.
  • STR Rental Cap
    • Residential Zone Cap is 500 licenses.
    • Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, the Residential Zone Cap will be 400. If there are more than 400 STR licenses in residentially zoned districts on Jan. 1, such licenses that exceed the 400 are subject to annual renewal. 
    • Residential Zones (R-Zones) are R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, and R-L.
    • Exempt from Cap are non-residential zones – PD, C, VL, M and A zone districts as well as HPR and condos recorded before Jan. 18, 2022.
  • No Waitlist
    • R-zone STR licenses will not be issued once the cap is met in a given year.  
    • No waitlist exists.  

STR License Totals

The numbers below are updated weekly based for the total number of approved Short-term Residential Rental Business Licenses and how many are in residential zone areas subject to the cap of 500. 

TOTAL STR LICENSES
596
TOTAL SUBJECT TO CAP
340
PENDING APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO CAP
45

 Updated 09/22/2022

STR GIS Map

The City's GIS Planning Map at www.cityhs.net/GIS has a layer option to view "Short Term Rentals." 

GIS STR map


Related Items

Inspections

Complaints

Contact Us

Submit a STR Complaint Options:

  1. Submit Online STR Complaint 
  2. Call the 24-hour STR hotline 501-290-2950
  3. For noise and other immediate concerns, call the non-emergency police line at 501-321-6789

For general STR questions and concerns:

Planning & Development Department 
Hot Springs City Hall – First Floor
133 Convention Boulevard
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Ph: (501) 321-6905
STR@cityhs.net  

KEY DATES

  • Now: Special Use Permit Application (for prospective NEW licensees in Residential Zones: R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-L)              
    • NEW STR licenses if NOT in a Residential Zone   
    • NEW STR licenses if in Horizontal Property Regimes (HPRs; aka, condos) established 1/18/22 or later.
  • Nov. 1, 2022: Applications for Special Use Permits will cease.


SIGN-UP FOR STR NOTIFICATIONS

To receive text messages or email updates relating to STR regulations, visit Notify Me and select the "Short-term Residential Rental" checkbox under the "News Flash" section at the bottom of the page.