A vacation rental or tourist rental license is a permit granted by the Administration that authorizes the owner of a home to exploit it for tourist accommodation purposes.
Regulatory powers over vacation rental licenses fall in Spain on the autonomous communities.
However, the city councils also have the power to regulate in the matter. This last phenomenon is frequent, especially in the areas with the highest tourist influx in our country.
The requirements to obtain the tourist license vary depending on the autonomous community and the municipality in which you want to start the tourist accommodation business.