Short-Term Rentals

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The Town of Mount Pleasant implemented regulations regarding the use of residential dwelling units as short-term rentals. Residents who plan to use residential homes, accessory dwellings, or portions of their homes as short-term rentals will be required to have a short-term rental permit and a business license.

All permits for the 2023 permit year have been issued; therefore, no additional applications will be accepted at this time.  

If you would like to be included on the wait list for a short-term rental permit, please send an email request to with the property address, owner's name and contact information (email and phone number),  and what type of dwelling unit you desire to rent (entire home, accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or bedrooms within the home). 

PLEASE NOTE:  You must have a certificate of occupancy (CO) for the home AND accessory dwelling unit.

Short-term Rental Ordinance amended at April 2023 Town Council Meeting

Town Council gave final reading for amendments to the Short-term rental program at their April 11, 2023 meeting that take immediate effect.  Information on these changes can be found by viewing the ordinance. 

Sales, Use and Accommodation Taxes

You are required to pay taxes to the State of South Carolina and Charleston County. Please visit the SC Department of Revenue website with specific questions about state taxes you may owe or contact them at 803-898-5970. For information about county taxes you may owe, please visit the Charleston County website or contact them at 843-202-6095.

For updated information on the short-term rental program, watch the latest podcast below by clicking on the picture.

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