Short Term Tourist Letting Register

Short Term Tourist Letting Register

On December 7th 2022, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin along with Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Paul Kelly, CEO, Fáilte Ireland made the following announcement Short-Term Tourist Letting Register to be established through new legislation.

On March 22nd 2023, the European Commission extended the standstill period on the enactment of the proposed Short Term Tourist Letting Bill until the 22nd December 2023. The Department of Tourism Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media working with Fáilte Ireland will now examine the communication from the European Commission and engage with stakeholders on next steps. The Short Term Tourist Letting Register will be launched on enactment of the legislation.

We continue to advise all property owners who may be unsure of their statutory obligations to obtain any clarification necessary to ensure their statutory requirements are being met.  

When launched, this national online registration system will require all property owners who offer Short Term Tourist Lettings to register their property/properties annually. Once registered each property will be provided with a Short Term Tourist Letting registration number for use on all booking platforms (including property websites) and advertisements.

All the information on this page is based on the current draft of the legislation. Should there be any changes, the information here will be amended accordingly. Additionally, Fáilte Ireland will communicate further details in advance of the launch. Please check back as this page will continue to be updated.

On Wednesday 25th January 2023, Fáilte Ireland was invited to attend the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport & Media's Pre-Legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Registration of Short-Term Tourist Letting Bill 2022. Oireachtas briefings press release.

The legislation has been developed to align with the forthcoming EU regulation and existing requirements. For further details please see the information here.

What is Short Term Tourist Letting Accommodation?

Anyone offering paid accommodation for periods of up to and including 21 nights will be required to register on the Short Term Tourist Letting Register.

Short Term Tourist Letting properties include the following:

• Room(s) in your home (the host resides on the premises during provision of accommodation, and it is their primary residence).

• Entire property (includes but not limited to; a house, an apartment, cabin, boat, treehouse – the host does not reside on the premises during the provision of accommodation).

• Multiple units at a site / complex (if you have multiple units at the same address or Eircode - includes but not limited to a holiday park, apartment block, camping resort, holiday village etc.)

Watch our webinar 

Fáilte Ireland hosted a live webinar on March 6th 2023, which provided an introduction to the Short Term Tourist Letting Register. 

Read our most frequently asked questions about the Statutory Short Term Tourist Letting (STTL) Register.