Short-Term Rental

Thank you for your interest in operating a short-term rental in the City of Beavercreek. Property owners must obtain a license from the city prior to operating a short-term rental unit. Short-term rentals are defined as all or any portion of a residential dwelling unit for dwelling, lodging, or sleeping purposes intended for travel and tourism occupied by a renter for a period of less than thirty consecutive days. 

Obtaining a Short-Term Rental License 

Short-term rental owners must obtain a license by filling out an online application through the planning and development department’s Online Permit Center or be considered in violation of Ordinance 23-15 and Chapter 117 of the City of Beavercreek Code of Ordinances. Licenses granted under this ordinance will be valid for a period of two years and must be renewed to ensure continued compliance with the city’s regulations. 

To obtain a license, short-term rental owners need to provide specific information to the city, including the rental’s location, where the rental unit will be advertised, the number of bedrooms and occupants permitted, parking availability, and emergency contact information. These details are vital for effective management and communication, particularly in cases of emergencies.

Short-Term Rental Tax 

Short-term rentals are subject to the city’s 3% hotel/motel/short-term rental tax. Registering your short-term rental with the city’s planning and development department also acts as registration with the city’s finance department to be in compliance with Chapter 35 Section 56 (hotel/motel/short-term rental tax) of the City of Beavercreek Code of Ordinances.  Filing and remittance of the tax must be completed before the end of the subsequent month (Section 56(H) using the city’s Hotel/Motel/Short-Term Rental Tax Remittance Form. Forms must be completed and mailed to the city’s finance department, 1368 Research Park Dr. Beavercreek, Ohio 45432, even if there has not been any qualifying rentals. 

Responsibility of Short-Term Rental Owners 

The city encourages short-term rental owners who live within a homeowner’s association or on a property with covenants, conditions, or restrictions to check its rules and regulations prior to applying for a license to ensure short-term rentals are permitted. 

Short-term rental owners will also assume responsibility for ensuring that the rental unit is occupied only by renters per unit and that the renters are at least 25-years-old. Furthermore, owners are required to provide important information to renters, including house rules, noise regulations, and emergency contact details. By setting these guidelines, the city seeks to promote responsible and respectful behavior among renters. 


The city takes violations of the regulations seriously and has implemented penalties for non-compliance. Violators may face fines, and in severe cases, their license may be suspended or revoked.


For additional assistance regarding Ordinance 23-15 or the registration process, contact the City of Beavercreek's Planning and Development Department at (937) 427-5512 or

For additional assistance related to the city’s hotel/motel/short-term rental tax, contact the city’s finance department at (937) 427-5511 or