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City of Aiken Short-Term Rentals

For more in-depth information on short-term rental properties within the City of Aiken, please visit

Please note that not all City of Aiken zoning districts allow short-term rental properties, and some are only allowed if granted a Special Exception from the Board of Zoning Appeals. For more information, please contact the City of Aiken Planning Department.

Each person engaging in a short-term rental property such as Vacation Rental By Owner (VBO) or Airbnb-type business within the City of Aiken will need to apply, collect and remit the Accommodations Tax to the City of Aiken. If you have an agreement with an agency doing this, please check to ensure they are remitting the local Accommodations Tax. Many such places do not pay local and only remit state taxes. If that is the case, the responsibility for sending the tax will fall on the owner.