Planning & Development

Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rentals fall into two categories, primarily differentiated by whether or not the property owner resides on the premises while the guests are present:

  • Accessory Home Share: Property owner permanently resides at the unit during the rental period. A maximum of 4 guests can stay 1-29 nights.
  • Vacation Dwelling Unit/Accessory Vacation Dwelling Unit: For rental of entire unit without property owner being present. Guest totals and parking requirements are determined by number of bedrooms. Guests can stay 2-29 nights. There is a maximum of 60 vacation dwelling units permitted in the city (except in Form districts, where the cap does not apply). When new permits become available, information will be posted on this page; there currently are no available permits for vacation dwelling units outside of Form districts.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is very important that you read these Frequently Asked Questions and review the building code information for short-term rentals.

Pre-Application Meetings

If you will be pursuing an Interim Use Permit for a Vacation Dwelling Unit or Accessory Vacation Dwelling Unit, you need a pre-application meeting. First, please watch this pre-application video, then contact Planning and Development at 218-730-5580 or planning@duluthmn.gov

Regulations

Applications

Contact Information

For general information on short-term rentals, contact Construction Services at 218-730-5240 or permittingservices@duluthmn.gov.

If you have questions about the Interim Use Permit process for Vacation Dwelling Units, contact Planning and Development at 218-730-5580 or planning@duluthmn.gov.