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Short Term Rental Licensing Program

Updated February 18, 2021

In May of this year the City of Harbor Springs adopted Ordinance No. 415, which permits the rental of residential properties on a short term basis (30 days or less). The City has instituted a licensing process to provide structure and guidance so that short term rental can grow in a way that blends with Harbor Springs cherished values.

The yearly license fee is $250 and due each year by February 1. For this year, licenses must be in place by August 1 and after that date, fines can be levied to unlicensed properties.
Property owners with multiple short term rental properties will need to fill out an application for each rental unit. Questions or concerns should be directed to the City Assessor/Zoning Administrator Jeffrey Grimm at (231) 526-2104 or email at

Application for Short Term Rental