Tuscaloosa Short-Term Rentals

On this page... 

You can find information about specific short-term rental homes operating in Tuscaloosa.  Currently, our records include properties approved as a special exception under the ordinance passed in May, 2019 as well as homes licensed prior to this date. We will update the records monthly, as new information is received. Contact the Zoning Board of Adjustment  or Tuscaloosa 311 to request the most current information. The box to the right indicates the last update. Our data base includes:

  • Contact information for the property

  • Restrictions on occupancy, vehicles, and number of nights the property can operate as an STR

  • If the property is being managed by someone other than the homeowner

  • Case number for the Zoning Board of Adjustment

  • If a business license has been awarded by the date listed to the "last update" box.

Last update:

March 9, 2020

  • Zoning Board of Adjustment approval- 2/224/20

  • Business licenses for STRs as of 9/8/19


Although every attempt has been made to assure that the information provided on this website accurately reflects the outcomes of the public hearings, they are not the official records for the City of Tuscaloosa. 

Here are some useful tips to help you interpret the information in the map and the Excel data base.  

Legal operation of an STR has two components:

  1. Zoning: A property is eligible to operate a STR  by "right" if the property is in the Tourist Overlay Districtbut NOT in a Historic Neighborhood​.  This means that the property owner must only qualify for a business license. Otherwise, a property owner must apply for a "Special Exception" and must be approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment at a public hearing.

  2. Business License: A property owner must obtain a business license, which is conditioned (among other things) on passing a health and safety inspection.  

Besides the homeowner, some properties list a property manager.

The property manager oversees the rental of the property for the homeowner. Both the manager and the homeowner should be contacted if you have questions or concerns.

What's NOT available on Gameday Next Door:

This site only includes single family homes that have been granted a special exception by the ZBA since May 2019 or homes that were licensed prior to that date in the City of Tuscaloosa.  It does not include apartments or multi-family dwellings. It does not include properties outside of the city limits. For homes licensed prior to May, 2019, we have contact information, but do not yet have information on the conditions of the license. For more information,  contact the City directly and make a record request.

Before you start...



  • Non-emergency 205-349-2121

  • Emergency 911


 City Planning Department

  • 205-248-5100


 City STR web page


 City of Tuscaloosa General (7 am to 6 pm)


Code Enforcement​

Game Day Next Door

Tuscaloosa Neighbors Together

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