The City of Miami Beach considers short terms rentals (less than six months plus one day) illegal in the zoning area including the Roosevelt

The City of Miami Beach defines a short term rental as less than six month plus one day, and they do not allow short term rentals in much of South Beach (including where the Roosevelt is located). The City's wording is very consistent and explicit as related to that (including the "plus one day"), and they consider violations as illegal with significant consequences.

Here is some relevant online information from the City of the Miami Beach:


"Vacation/short-term rentals (less than six months and one day) have become popular alternatives to traditional hotels. However, pursuant to the Miami Beach City Code (Miami Beach Land Development Regulation Chapter 142, Article IV, Division 3) vacation/short-term rentals are prohibited in all single-family homes and in many multi-family housing buildings in certain zoning districts of Miami Beach. (See zoning map). Approved vacation/short-term rentals have the proper licenses and/or certificates of use that permits the activity. If a building or unit is found to be operating a short-term rental illegally, tenants/visitors will be evicted and fines will apply to the owner."

Per the Zoning Map available at

the Roosevelt Condominium is in an area designated at RM-1

and per the Sec. 142-1111. - Short-term rental of apartment units or townhomes section of

"...The rental of apartment or townhome residential properties in districts zoned RM-1...for periods of less than six months and one day, unless expressly provided for in these land development regulations...are not a permitted use in such districts...

Limitations and prohibitions...Any advertising or-advertisement that promotes the...occupancy of a residence for less than six months and one day, as provided herein, or use of the residential premises in violation of this section...'Advertising' or 'advertisement' shall mean any form of communication for marketing or used to encourage, persuade, or manipulate viewers, readers or listeners for the purpose of promoting...occupancy of a residence for less than six months and one day, as provided herein, upon the premises, as may be viewed through various media, including, but not limited to, newspaper, magazines, flyers, handbills television commercial, radio advertisement, outdoor advertising, direct mail, blogs, websites or text messages.

Violations...shall be subject to the following fines...If the violation is the first violation: $500...If the violation is the second violation within the preceding 12 months: $1,500...If the violation is the third violation within the preceding 12 months: $5,000...If the violation is the fourth violation within the preceding 12 months: $7,500.00...[In April, 2016, the City indicated these fines have been increased to $20,000 for the first violation, and $30,000 for the second, but their web site hasn't yet been updated.]...Fines for repeat violations by the same offender shall increase regardless of locations...

Violations shall be issued to the owner, manager, real estate broker or agent, or authorized agent, or any other individual or entity that participates in or facilitates the violation of this section."