Emergency Order Prohibits
Short-Term Vacation Rentals in PB
During COVID-19
In an effort to further mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus and serve the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Palmetto Bay, Village Manager has issued an Emergency Order shutting down vacation rentals in Palmetto Bay effective July 30, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.


1. Temporary vacation rentals (i.e. short-term rentals) shall immediately begin to shut down operations and vacate guests from their premises, and not to enter into a new lease or contract as of 11:59 p.m. on July 30, 2020. No extensions shall be permitted. Existing leases that were agreed upon prior to this Order must be terminated and all guests must vacate those premises no later than 12:01 p.m. on August 12, 2020.

2. Temporary vacation rentals (i.e. short term rentals) shall cancel all existing reservations, and shall refrain from accepting new guests or making new reservations for stays for the booking period commencing at 12:01 a.m. on July 30, 2020 until the State of Emergency in the Village of Palmetto Bay has concluded.

3. This Order shall not apply for the limited purpose of temporary vacation rentals (i.e. short term rentals providing emergency healthcare services or other essential services, including, without limitation, to serve as shelters, or to house patients (for any healthcare related purposes, such as pre-admission, observation, recovery, or rehabilitation), patients' families, healthcare workers, first responders, law enforcement or other essential personnel, or displaced residents or visitors.

4. This Order shall be effective as of 12:01 a.m. July 30, 2020, and may be cancelled or amended by action of the Village Manager.

Emergency Order , in accordance with Section 252.38 of the Florida Statutes, under Chapter 14, Article lll, Sec. 14-80 (a) of the Village Code, and pursuant to the Village's Declaration of a State of Emergency issued on March 13, 2020 and as extended.
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