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City to Launch New Online Short-term Rental Licensing System

Archived News Release: July 28, 2021 - ​The City of Ann Arbor is continuing its efforts to launch additional components of the new online portal STREAM with the debut of short-term rental license registrations beginning Saturday, July 31.

“At your convenience from a computer, tablet or mobile device you can complete the application process and submit for review," said Building and Rental Services Manager Lisha Turner-Tolbert. Additionally, you can upload documents, submit payments and print issued licenses from your dashboard. An added convenience will be the automated renewal reminder customers will receive via the dashboard, and email notification, 60 days prior to expiration.

Process details include:

  • ​Apply through STREAM under the license tab,
  • Select short term rental license for the appropriate property structure.

  • Licenses will be issued by the corresponding unit within the City of Ann Arbor. Please note the review process could take up to 21 business days.

  • Properties with several units for rent will need a separate license for each unit. The fee for each license is $500 to be paid at the time of application submission.

  • The application fee includes police, fire treasury and rental review, administration cost for processing and the certificate to post onsite.

  • Each license will be renewed on an annual basis (one year from the date of issuance). Short Term rentals that fail to register and retain a license will be subject to enforcement.

To learn more visit the sho​rt term rental website,

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Media Contact Information

Lisha Turner-Tolbert
Building and Rental Services Manager
[email protected]

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