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Hernando County receives approval from State to reopen vacation rentals

Post Date:05/23/2020 10:01 AM

News UpdateHernando County has received approval from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) for short-term rentals to resume accepting reservations and check-ins for vacation rentals, effective immediately.

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-123, Hernando County Government submitted a written request and safety plan to the DBPR for approval to operate vacation rentals within the County’s jurisdiction on May 19, 2020. Hernando County’s Short-Term Vacation Rental Safety Plan was approved as of Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Vacation rental owners must adhere to Hernando County’s Short-Term Vacation Rental Safety Plan outlining the safety and sanitation requirements to reopen.

Contact the Hernando County Tourism Department at (352) 754-4405 for additional information.

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  • Residents should monitor trusted sources of information such as the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) website at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.CDC.gov to learn the facts and to follow recommendations to prevent the spread of disease.
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