Registration Law

Short-Term Rental Registration and Verification by Booking Services

On January 9, 2022, New York City adopted Local Law 18, also known as the Short-Term Rental Registration Law. The law requires short-term rental hosts to register with the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement (OSE).

Learn more about registration

Visit the Short-term Rental Registration application portal

Booking service platforms (such as Airbnb, VRBO,, and others) will be prohibited from processing transactions for unregistered short-term rentals.  OSE will not begin enforcement of the registration law requirements until July 2023. Short-term rental hosts are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible and to abide by all legal requirements that predated Local Law 18, the enforcement of which is ongoing.

The Short-Term Rental Registration Law also requires OSE to maintain a Prohibited Buildings list.  This list is comprised of buildings where short-term rentals are prohibited, either by the law (such as NYCHA or entire rent-regulated buildings) or by the leases and occupancy agreements for the building.  Owners can notify OSE that short-term rentals are prohibited in their building.

Learn more about the Prohibited Building List

Visit the Prohibited Buildings List application portal

Short-term rental listings for units in “Class B” multiple dwellings, which have been approved by the City of New York for legal short-term occupancies, are exempt from the registration requirement, as are rentals for 30 consecutive days or more.

Read more about OSE’s Class B list