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Building Inspection is open to the public by appointment only.

For more on appointments and other services, please see the Building Inspection Services page.

Permit Renewal

All ZTRHP permits must be renewed by June 30 each year.



Permit renewal includes:

  1. ZTRHP-R Renewal Form
  2. Any changes since your last permit payment of:
    • Floor plans.
    • Affidavits -- which are needed for all hosts and cohosts listed in your online advertised listings and other advertising locations.
    • Contact, ownership, other information.
  3.  Annual permit fee of $100.



  1. Complete ZTRHP-R renewal form:
  • Complete the ZTRHP-R Renewal Form. This form asks if you have changes to the information submitted with your application. These changes could be for the floor plans, affidavit information, cohosts, or other information.
  • If you have changes to report, find all forms here.
  1. Use online account to submit form and pay renewal fee:
    1. Log in to the City of Madison Licenses & Permits.
    2. Click on the Permitting tab near the top of the page, and your ZTRHP permit record will appear under the Records header.
    3. Click on your ZTRHP permit record.
    4. Click on the Record Info. A drop-down menu will open. Choose the Attachments option from the drop down menu.
    5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the Add button.
      1. In the File Upload dialog box, click the Add button.
      2. Browse to the file location on your device where your ZTRHP-R Renewal Form is located.
      3. Select the appropriate file.
      4. Click on the Open button.
      5. Click on the Continue button when the upload is complete.
    6. Click on the appropriate document type in the Type drop-down.
      1. For no changes, select Renewal-NO CHANGES in the drop-down.
      2. If you have changes to report:
        1. Select Renewal-WITH CHANGES in the drop-down
        2. Repeat steps #4-5 to upload form(s) showing new changes and identify their file types.
    7. Click the Save button.
    8. We will review your ZTRHP-R document.
    9. Check your email for additional instructions about when to pay the $100 annual fee.

If you do not have an online account, you must create one now. Here’s how:

(Only for operators who already have a ZTRHP permit issued to them.)

  1. Go to the Licenses and Permits portal and create an account.
    1. If you already have an online account, we can use that account. You will need to email us to tell us what email address you used (Step 2, below).
  2. Reply to Tell us what email address you used to create your account. It may take up to one week to get the new account linked to your ZTRHP permit.
  3. Wait for us to link your ZTRHP permit account to your email address. We will let you know when we have linked your account.
  4. Go to your online account (STEP B, above) and renew your ZTRHP permit.


Renewal is not complete until you turn in the ZTRHP-R Renewal form and pay the $100 annual fee. After June 30, we add a $100 late fee to all renewals. If you do not renew your permit, on June 30 you must:

  • Remove all short-term rental listings and advertising.
  • Stop all short-term rental hosting.


Contact if you have any questions.

Last Updated: 10/12/2023

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Currently, all TRH operators must have a valid TRH license from Public Health before advertising or renting out any short-term rental. As of 10/1/20, all operators must also have a valid Zoning Tourist Rooming House Permit (ZTRHP).


Remember - If you are unsure, ask the Zoning Staff

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