We Inspect and License All Dane County Short Term Rentals
All Dane County Short-Term Rentals must be licensed and inspected each year. We do this to make sure they meet all requirements of Wisconsin law related to general public health.
You can read our inspection reports for short-term rentals. They tell you the conditions we saw at the time of inspection. Reports may not reflect corrective actions the establishment made or the current condition.
What is a Short-Term Rental?
Rental of all or part of a 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. Wisconsin allows the rental of one to four sleeping accommodations, which can be rooms of a home or an entire home or cabin.
How to Get Your Short-Term Rental Licensed
Before you can offer short-term rentals, you must get a Tourist Rooming House license from us. We must do a pre-inspection before your new license can be approved. We must do a health inspection once every licensing year to make sure you are in compliance with the law.
The licensing year is from July 1 to June 30 of each year. If your license is approved in April, May, or June, the license is valid until the end of the following licensing year, on June 30.