Rental of a whole or partial residence to visitors for less than a month is commonly known as a Short-Term Rental (STR). Its legal term in Wisconsin is a Tourist Rooming House (TRH). Due to the growing popularity of house sharing and vacation rental websites which match visitors with residential host locations, many Wisconsin residents are offering short-term rentals in their homes. Wisconsin allows the rental of one to four sleeping accommodations, which can be rooms of a home or an entire home or cabin. All Dane County Tourist Rooming Houses must be licensed through Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) and inspected annually to verify the operation meets all requirements of Wisconsin law related to general public health.
Complaints about short-term rentals in Dane County can be made by calling 608-242-6515 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org