Short-term Registration - Accela Government Software

Short-term Rental Registration

Modernize the host registration process to improve compliance

Automate the short-term rental registration process in your community to ensure host compliance, protect citizens, increase revenues and expand tourism.

Advances in technology have enabled citizens to partake in the sharing economy and more easily open their homes to travelers. Many communities, however, are struggling to balance this new frontier and entrepreneurial spirit. Accela’s short-term rental registration software delivers a streamlined licensing and enforcement system for governments and hosts. The online portal provides a quick and efficient route to web-based registration, while simplifying and encouraging host compliance.


  • Easier registration for hosts

    Make it easier for hosts to submit the proper paperwork and pay fees to get their rentals registered. Accela’s ease-of-use for citizens improves registration compliance and increases fee revenue for the agency. It also includes the ability to implement tax collection functionality making it easier for hosts to remit the appropriate taxes to the agency.

  • Speed license review and issuance

    Robust system tracks the steps within the agency, ensuring all the data — including zoning data and conditional use permit information — is available and processes are tracking to expected timeframes.

  • Improve effectiveness in the field

    The numbers of short-term rental sites in your community could be large and growing, so inspectors need to be as efficient as possible. Accela’s Civic Application includes mobile capabilities and delivers full access to the database and record information, so your team can maximize efficiency.

  • Engage with your neighborhood

    A branded web portal and citizen apps allow you to connect directly with residents to capture and respond to complaints, allowing you to quickly pinpoint bad actors, focus enforcement efforts and protect the character of your community.

Interested in learning more? Find out how Accela Short-term Rental Registration can enable your agency to keep up with rapid-growth in emerging economies, and maintain oversight to ensure a desirable place to live and visit.

We’re leveraging 21st-century technology to meet operators where they are.”

Nathan Batchelder,
Former Legislative Analyst, Department of Excises and Licenses,
City and County of Denver, CO


  • Ease and productivity from the cloud

    Pre-built functionality

    The Civic Solution for STR is a pre-built solution that includes best practices and out-of-the-box workflows, user interfaces, business rules and functions (such as initial application, license renewals, etc.) to help agencies get their solutions up and running in minimal time.

    Licensing processing in the cloud

    A robust SaaS solution means you don’t need to purchase and implement servers, infrastructure software, or application software in you own data center, and ensures your environment has the most advanced security, compliance, and fail-over and disaster recovery technologies included.

    Fully automated workflows

    A pre-configured workflow engine captures all the steps and tasks for rapid processing of short term rental registrations, ensuring nothing falls through the cracks.  

  • The data you need

    Real-time data and mapping

    With Accela Short-term Rental Registration, you can deliver automated, real time data and maps on short-term rental activity in your jurisdiction to the public, media and stakeholders.

    Fully GIS-enabled

    GIS integration drives a more efficient zoning review, improved inspection route mapping and data analysis and visualization.

  • Multi-channel and multi-device

    Features: Streamline workflows

    Multi-channel citizen communications

    The Accela STR Civic Solution comes with citizen access user interfaces for PC, mobile and tablet form factors. Citizens can process their license applications and renewals, and pay fees and taxes whenever they want, on their preferred device.

    Automation for inspections and enforcement

    Mobile functionality allows field workers to automate the routing, data access and data capture functions while out viewing short-term rental properties.


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