Charlotte County Recovery Process
REVISED 8/6/20 - Guidelines below reflect recent changes.
Effective Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, under Executive Order 20-192, Section 2 states "Section 3 of Executive Order 20-139, which incorporates requirements of Executive Orders 20-80 and 20-82, as extended by Executive Order 20-166, is rescinded. Otherwise, Executive Order 20-139 remains in effect for the duration of Executive Order 20-166."
Beginning Monday, May 18, under Executive Order 20-123, Section 4: Vacation Rentals, Florida counties may seek approval to operate vacation rentals with a written request from the County Administrator and the county’s safety plan for vacation rental operations submitted to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation Secretary.
Charlotte County and the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau understand the urgency in reopening our vacation rentals especially with the Memorial Day weekend fast approaching. Our Tourism Director worked with County Administration all weekend on a plan that was submitted to the FDBPR the morning of May 18. That plan, included below, was discussed with the Commissioners and was a topic on the agenda at the Tuesday, May 19 meeting at 1:30 pm.
At approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, we were notified by FDBPR that the plan had been approved.
Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Status of Vacation Rental Operations by County: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/vacation-rental-status/
Charlotte County Plan to Reopen Short-Term Vacation Rentals
As a supplement to the Full Phase 1 reopening across the state of Florida, Charlotte County will implement the following additional measures to enable vacation/short term rental units to begin taking reservations and accepting check-ins the week of May 18th:
This plan will be reviewed at least bi-weekly and updated as necessary.