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When deciding whether to become an Airbnb Host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in the City of Albuquerque. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. We’ll continue to update this information as more becomes available.
Visit Albuquerque's Short-Term Rental website for more information about the permit application process and other requirements.
City Council adopted O-20-30 in October 2020 to regulate short-term rentals. To operate a short-term rental - or stays for under 29 days in a dwelling unit - a Host must obtain a valid permit for each short-term rental property. A Host must post a Good Neighbor Agreement on the inside of each unit to inform guests of applicable City ordinances (i.e., noise, parking), and limit occupancy to two adults per bedroom. Gatherings are allowed, up to two times the maximum overnight occupancy, but no more than 20.
Albuquerque requires a permit to operate a short-term rental. Hosts are responsible for completing the application process and submitting the $120 initial application fee. Permits must be renewed annually, for a fee of $90.
Transient Occupancy Tax
Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Albuquerque will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:
- Lodgers' Tax: 5% of the listing price including any cleaning fees, for reservations 29 nights and shorter.
- Hospitality Fee: 1% of the listing price including any cleaning fees, for reservations 29 nights and shorter.
For detailed information, please visit the City of Albuquerque Treasury Department website.
Other contracts and rules
As a Host, you need to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, including leases, co-op rules, HOA rules, or other rules established by tenant organizations. You should be able to find out more by contacting your housing authority (such as a community council) or landlord. Your lease (or other contract) might also have specific details.
Our commitment to your community
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