All short-term rentals (e.g., Airbnbs, Vrbos, HomeAway units) are required to be inspected and licensed by the City of Winona.
In addition, all short-term rentals are required to pay the City Hotel/Motel tax (4% of monthly rent) beginning July 1, 2018.
The City also requires a Planning Commission public hearing prior to licensing short-term rentals in residential zoning districts.
View the Application for a Public Hearing.
In Winona City Code, short-term rentals are termed “Tourist Homes.” Tourist Homes are split into two categories: Owner Occupied and Non-Owner Occupied.
A building or part thereof, other than a hotel or motel, bed and breakfast, residential retreat center, rooming house or rooming unit, where sleeping accommodations are provided to transient guests for up to 29 consecutive days for compensation.
A tourist home located on a lot that is owned by and includes the primary residence of a host or host family. The host or host family shall reside on the lot during any period of guest stay.
A tourist home located on a lot where the property owner does not occupy the premises during the rental period.
Please contact Carlos Espinosa, City Planner at 507-457-8216 or email with questions.