Short-term Rental

Short-term Rentals

All short-term rentals are required to obtain a permit to operate in the City of Belton.  

An ordinance regulating short-term rental (STR) housing in Belton was adopted on March 13, 2023.  All current short-term rentals have 90-days to comply with the new ordinance and apply for a short-term rental permit.  Short-term rental permits are valid for 1 year from the date of issuance.  The property owner is responsible for the renewal of the STR Permit. The owner may login to the permit account and submit and updated a permit application within 30 days of the expiration date of the permit.

  • Short-Term Rental Permit Fee - $50
  • Short-Term Rental Permit Renewal Fee - $50

A processing fee is applied to payments made with a credit card.  Payments made by cash or a check are not assessed a fee.  

Untitled design - CopyHelpful Links: 
Short-term Rental Permit Application 
Short-term Rental Ordinance 
Hotel Occupancy Report 
Short-term Rental Map

Short-Term Rental Permits FAQ's
  • I have a non-owner occupied STR and must be 500-feet away from another STR. What happens if my permit expires and another STR is approved within the 500-foot radius?
    • Since STRs are approved on a first come first serve basis, you would not be permitted to continue to operate your STR. STR owners should remain aware of when a permit expires and renew it on time.
  • As a Short-term Rental owner, what must I provide onsite?   
    • Owners must provide an informational brochure to guests that includes pertinent neighborhood information, how to contact the operator, and local emergency numbers such as 911.
  • Do I have to collect and remit the local Hotel Occupancy Tax?   
    • Yes, owners are required to collect and remit hotel occupancy tax from guests.  The local city hotel occupancy rate is 7%. The state rate is 6%.  
  • Does the STR need an inspection as part of the permit application or renewal? 
    • No, however, the STR must be maintained in accordance with applicable city codes.
  • Do I need a separate permit to make improvements to my STR? 
    • Yes, the City of Belton requires permits anytime changes are made to a building. This may involve a building permit, electrical permit, mechanical permit, plumbing permit, or all the above. Contact the Belton Planning Department at 254-933-5812 to discuss the project and learn which permits are needed.
  • Who can I call to ask questions about the STR permit process? 
    • For questions about the STR permit process contact the Belton Planning Department at 254-933-5812.
  • I have multiple STRs, do I need a permit for each location? 
    • Yes, separate applications are required for each STR address.  
Basic Ordinance Information
        All Owners 
  • Permits are not transferrable with ownership changes.  New owners must submit a new short-term rental permit application.   
  • Separate permits must be submitted for each short-term rental location. 
  • Permits are valid for 12 months from issuance date. 
  • The owner has a duty to notify the City in writing within 30 calendar days of any changes to information submitted in the short-term rental permit application. 
  • Each short-term rental is issued a unique permit number. This number must be included in any advertisements for the short-term rental including internet booking sites.
  • If owners fail to remit Hotel Occupancy Taxes, the permit will be immediately revoked. Hotel Occupancy taxes are due quarterly.  
        Non-Owner Occupied Short-term Rental Stipulations 
  • A non-owner occupied short-term rental property that does not exist prior to the effective date of the ordinance, shall not be located within 500 feet of another short-term rental property. 
  • To be considered as an existing short-term rental owner you must provide a sworn affidavit and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the City Manager or their designee that the short-term rental was being used as a short-term rental on a continuous basis for the twelve months preceding the effective date of the ordinance.  

Current Short-Term Rental Permits 
Permit # Company/Owner Name  Short-Term Rental Address  Permit Expiration Date 

2023-9914

Melissa and James Cardwell

400 E 22nd Avenue, Belton, TX 76513

06/14/2024

2023-9993

Bronzewing Enterprises, LLC

1419 Loving Trail, Belton, TX 76513

06/21/2024

2023-9985

Barry Ratliff

132 Circle Drive, Belton, TX 76513

06/22/2024

2023-9986

Kenneth R. and Renee C. Waters

115 E 7th Avenue, Belton, TX 76513

06/26/2024

2023-10058

Maile and Sean Clancy 

1011 N. Beal Street, Belton TX 76513

07/13/2024

2023-10059

Maile and Sean Clancy 

210 N. Pearl Street, Belton, TX 76513

07/13/2024

2023-10091

Tanner Hicks 

114 E. 10th Ave, Belton, TX 76513

07/27/2024

2023-10121

Gilbert and Erica Mendoza

445 N. Wall Street, Belton, TX 76513

08/01/2024

2023-10195

Chris Allen 

504 Center Street, Belton TX 76513

08/23/2024

2023-10238

Rita Kovar 

2303 Herrington Street, Belton, TX 76513

08/31/2024

2023-10344

Thomas Dworakowska

1809 Dancing Oaks Ct., Belton, TX 76513

10/06/2024

2023-10489

Karl Harz

907 E. 9th Avenue, Belton, TX 76513

11/17/2024

2024-10684

Paul & Christa Strang

131 E. Comay Circle, Belton, TX 76513

01/26/2025

2024-10825

Romy & Christina Mortel 

2109 Red Rock Drive, Belton, TX 76513

03/06/2025

2024-10853

Jackson Roach 

406 N. Smith Street, Belton, TX 76513

03/08/2025

2024-10976

Veronica Avila 

1033 Lindsay Circle, Belton, TX 76513

04/09/2025

2024-11138

Chad & Cindy Chase 

919 N. Wall - Unit A, Belton TX 76513

05/21/2025