Short-term Residential Rentals

Don’t forget to make sure your Short-term Residential Rental (STR) license is renewed. STR licenses are only valid for the calendar year in which they are issued. 

If you haven’t already, STR license holders need to contact STR Coordinator Kim Burks at 501-321-6905 or

  • Nov. 2023 - Feb. 2024: No Penalty
  • March 1 - March 31, 2024: 10% Penalty Assessed
  • April 1 - April 30, 2024: 30% Penalty Assessed
  • May 1, 2024: Licenses not renewed are voided.

Below are summaries of current STR regulations. In case of conflict between the website and the most recently adopted ordinance, the ordinance prevails. 

Ordinance relating to Short-term Residential Rentals

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File an STR complaint online, or call the 24-hour STR hotline at 501-621-4665. For noise and other immediate concerns, call the non-emergency police number at 501-321-6789. For other City concerns, call the Action Line at 501-321-6808. 


  • STR licenses are valid for the calendar year in which they are issued. 

  • Inspections

    • CO inspection by a City Inspector is now only required if the maximum occupancy has changed from what is listed on the STR license or for STRs that were conditionally passed due to window compliance. 
  • STR Rental Cap
    • Residential Zone Cap is 400 licenses.
    • Residential Zones (R-Zones) are R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, and R-L.
    • Exempt from Cap are non-residential zones – PD, C, VL, M and A zone districts as well as HPR and condos recorded before Jan. 18, 2022.
  • No Waitlist
    • R-zone STR licenses will not be issued once the cap is met in a given year.  
    • No waitlist exists.  

STR License Totals

The numbers below are updated weekly based for the total number of approved Short-term Residential Rental Business Licenses and how many are in residential zone areas subject to the cap of 400. 


 Updated 1/8/2024


The City's GIS Planning Map at has a layer option to view "Short Term Rentals." 

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Applications & Forms

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Contact Us

Submit a STR Complaint Options:

  1. Submit Online STR Complaint
  2. Call the 24-hour STR hotline 501-621-4665
  3. For noise and other immediate concerns, call the non-emergency police line at 501-321-6789

For general STR questions and concerns:

Planning & Development Department 
Hot Springs City Hall – First Floor
133 Convention Boulevard
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Ph: (501) 321-6905  

Contact STR Coordinator 
Kim Burks at
501-321-6905 or at 

For STR Tax filing and payment questions: 

Contact Genie Rushing 
at 501-321-4378 or at


To receive text messages or email updates relating to STR regulations, visit Notify Me and select the "Short-term Residential Rental" checkbox under the "News Flash" section at the bottom of the page.