Apply for a Vacation Rental business license

Do you have your home or a room in your home listed on sites like AirBnB or VRBO?  This is the business license for you.


Here is what you need!

Step 1. Get Started

  • You will need to submit the following items for your Vacation Rental license:
    1. Medford business license application (filled out entirely - if there is a question that does not pertain to you, please list "n/a" as your answer)
    2. Medford Fire Department affidavit (to ensure you have smoke/carbon monoxide detectors in your home)
    3. Vacation / Short-Term Rental License Agreement
    4. Good Neighbor Guidelines - printed  *this must be posted onsite in your Vacation Rental and provided to tenant in rental agreement or rental booklet*

Step 2.Submit your application

  • Four ways to submit your business license application packet:
    1. Email:
    2. In person:  200 S. Ivy Street,  Lausmann Annex, Second Floor
    3. By mail:  City of Medford Attn: B/L, 200 S. Ivy Street, Medford, OR 97501
    4. Fax:  541-618-1726

Step 3.Approval and Payment

  • Review process of your application takes approximately 1-2 business days
  • Once we have your information entered in we will contact you by email with a link for payment
  • License fee is $60
  • Payments can be made online, in person or by mail
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, check or cash (all credit cards will be charge a 2.69% processing fee)