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Many individuals who rent out their properties on sites such as AirBnB or HomeAway are operating a tourist rooming house. A “Tourist rooming house” means all lodging places and tourist cabins and cottages, other than hotels, motels, or bed and breakfast establishments, in which sleeping accommodations are offered for pay to tourists or transients.

If you are thinking of, or are already, listing your property as a Tourist Rooming House

If you are thinking of renting a Tourist Rooming House

If you are thinking of renting out your property through it’s important to contact the Marathon County Health Department for permitting. Please see the below links for additional information regarding licensing your facility or finding out what to look for in properties you may be renting.