Short Term Rental

House ClipartA short-term rental is when a property owner rents out their property, or a permitted part of their property (such as a bedroom), to a guest for a short (24 days or less) period, up to a cumulative total of 180 days in a calendar year. Short-term rentals are usually facilitated using online companies such as Airbnb, HomeAway, or VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner), and other similar websites.

Thank you for your interest in becoming an operator of a short term rental property in the City of Fairburn. With this industry's dynamic growth worldwide,  communities like ours have become destinations for families seeking home comforts while they are away from their homes. 

We hope this site will walk you through the process of becoming a licensed operator of a short term rental. We understand that many homeowners who begin this process have never operated a private business, and the process may seem complicated. We assure you, we have streamlined the process and have an excellent team ready to assist you.

Please use these tools to get you started, and we wish you much success in your new venture.

  1. Short Term Rental Zoning Verification Form    pdf
  2. Short Term Rental Guide Book
  3. Short Term Fire Safety Checklist   pdf
  4. Short Term Rental Permit Application    pdf
  5. Notice of Short Term Rental   pdf
  6. Sworn Acknowledgement Form     pdf
  7. Short Term Rental Ordinance


Please Note: All applications must identify a Local Contact Person to be considered complete and processed.  By signing the application, the Local Contact Person agrees to be available and responsible for addressing issues or emergencies during any Short-Term Rental stay—including those where the STR Owner is not present.

Help Hotline

A short-term rental hotline has been established for residents and guests to offer fast assistance resolving a short-term rental ordinance violation. 

Fairburn’s STR 24/7 Hotline: (770) 738-9565

Link: safe.hostcompliance.com/fairburn-ga/tips

SHORT RENTAL FAQs