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Short-Term Vacation Rental Safety Plan for Reopening Approved in St. Lucie County

Post Date:05/22/2020 8:21 PM

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation has approved the County’s request to reopen vacation rentals with safety guidelines in place. This means vacation rentals are immediately able to rent to guests.

For full details click here.

When asked about the approval, St. Lucie County Commission Chair and Chair of the Tourist Development Council, Cathy Townsend responded, “We are happy to hear that the State approved our plan and I know that vacation rental owners that rely on this income are ready to welcome guests and use this safe and responsible reopening plan for their properties.”

St. Lucie County Administrator, Howard Tipton submitted plan on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020. “I want to thank the Governor and the Department of Business & Professional Regulation for their leadership and quick response to our request to reopen our vacation rentals in a safe and responsible manner,” stated Tipton.

To ensure properties are set up with a tourist development tax account, owners or managers should call the St. Lucie County Tax Collector’s office at 772-462-1650 or visit

For information or questions regarding the reopening plan, owners and managers should contact the St. Lucie County Tourism Office at 772-462-1539.

St. Lucie County Tourism Office, also known as Visit St. Lucie is the official destination marketing organization for St. Lucie County. The office is responsible for marketing St. Lucie County and its cities as a destination and promoting activities and assets that will generate new or repeat visitors, thereby creating a positive economic impact for St. Lucie County. The office is funded by the County’s tourist development tax or “bed tax” that is paid by visitors staying in overnight accommodations for six months or less. For more details visit,; Twitter: @VisitStLucie and Instagram: @VisitStLucie.

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