nassau county vacation rentals

On May 20, Nassau County received official notice of approval from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) on the Nassau County Vacation Rental Plan. Effective immediately, vacation rentals can begin accepting and welcoming reservations again. Nassau County Executive Order 10 details out the plan which must be carried out for any and all short-term vacation rentals within Nassau County. 

On May 23, Nassau County issued Executive Order 11, as an amendment to Executive Order 10, and now limiting the time between units being rented from eighteen (18) hours to at least six (6) hours after the occupants term expires and a new occupancy occurs. 

The penalty for violating a provision of the ordinance shall be a second-degree misdemeanor, a violation of which is a$500.00 fine and/or sixty (60) days in jail. The owners of the unit, and/or the management company, including national companies. Shall be subject to the penalty. 

View the full Executive Order 10. 

View Executive Order 11.


The resources below will assist with the implementation of the new Nassau County Short-Term Vacation Rental Plan (Executive Order 10). Click on each of these green links below to find printable copies or use the links in your own electronic communications. 

  1. DBPR Secretary Approval of Nassau County Vacation Rental Request
  2. Approved Nassau County Short-Term Vacation Rental Plan
  3. Executive Orders
    1. Nassau County Executive Order 10 - the formal order of the Vacation Rental Plan
    2. Nassau County Executive Order 11 - amendment of EO 10 limiting the time between occupancy from eighteen (18) hours to six (6) hours
    3. Nassau County Short Term Rental Executive Orders - Combo file of all orders, plans & quarantine info to provide guests. 

    4. Amelia COVID-19 Page
    5. Nassau County Executive Orders website
    6. Florida Executive Orders website
  4. Mandatory Quarantine Info – This information is also outlined in the plan and executive orders, but this document provides a quick glance guide to the quarantine requirements.
  5. Cleaning Protocol Signage – You are welcome to use these printable copies of cleaning protocol signage. You may wish to also post your own cleaning protocols to provide additional details to your guests.
    1. 8.5 x 11 signage
    2. 11 x 17 signage
  6. Sample Guest Screening Form – You may conduct the guest screening however works best for your businesses - over the phone, digitally, etc. This is a sample guest screening form that you may edit for your use.

  7. Reporting

    • Amelia Island Convention & Visitor Bureau


      As with all short term rentals in Nassau County, the plan requires the reporting of the number of occupants, location of origin (state and city), and the arrival and departure dates of ALL guests using the daily log form to the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. Please submit your information daily or when it changes using this Daily Lodging Log

      Section 10 of the Plan states "For those vacation rentals being managed by agreements with local or national firms, the firm processing bookings for Nassau County properties must provide the following for each booking: Property Owners name, mailing address, phone number, email address and complete unit(s) information."  You may submit your property owner information using this Property Owner Submission Form

    • Nassau County Health Department
      You must report the names of any individuals from the  1) New York Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT), 2)  the State of Louisiana, 3) individuals who have been on a cruise within fourteen (14) days of travel or 4) out of the continental United States. The names shall be provided to the Nassau County Health Department upon accepting a reservation or at check-in. 

If you need assistance sourcing cleaning supplies, the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce may be able to provide assistance. Please reach out to them directly for more information at (904) 261-3248 or

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