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February 28, 2017

Holiday Rental License in the Valencia Autonomous Region

The original law (Decree 92/2009) covering Holiday rental licences in the Valencian Community was modified in January 2015, making it now compulsory for all types of tourist accommodation, including Viviendas Turisticas, to register their property with the Registro de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas (The Register of Tourist Businesses, Establishments and Professionals).

Valencia is just another region to move towards legalising the holiday rental industry in Spain, with most other Spanish regions also introducing their own laws and licences.

Once you have your Licence number (also called inscription number), it must be stated in all property advertisements. Failure to include your licence number in the property advert could result in a fine for the owner and the advertising channel.

Who should apply?

The decree states that it is compulsory for all holiday rental properties to be registered. We recommend that you start the registration process asap, as the decree could be updated at any time.

If you manage between 2-4 holiday rental properties, you must register each one individually.

If you manage 5+ properties, then you must register as an ‘empresa’ (business), rather than as an individual. You must include your general licence number in all property adverts, not individual property licence numbers.

How to register your holiday rental in the Valencian Community Region

You must request the Declaración Responsable registration form, which you can get by contacting the Territorial Tourism Service or by downloading it here. After completing the form, you must submit it following one of the following two methods:

Option 1:

You can apply for the licence in any government administrative office, but it is recommended to use one of the following offices:

  • Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo – Alicante

C/ Churruca, 29 – 03003 Alacant/Alicante Teléfono: 012

  • Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo – Castellón

Avda. Hermanos Bou, 47 – 12003 Castellón de la Plana Teléfono: 012

  • Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo – Valencia

Pl. Alfonso el Magnánimo, 15 – 46003 Valencia Teléfono: 012

Option 2:

You can also fill out the application and take it into the post office, addressed to your closest Registro del Servicio Territorial de Servicio office. It’s important to remember not to seal the envelope to allow the post office to stamp and date your application.

Registrations are accepted for apartments, studio apartments, villas, chalets, bungalows and other similar types of properties. Your rental property needs to meet the technical requirements and standards, as set out within the decree, based on its category –  Standard, Primary and Superior (see below for details of these requirements).

Once the property is registered, you must include the licence number, category type and code in all advertising and promotion of the property.

Category: Legal matters