Houfy & New York City regulations

Please review the requirements Houfy needs for New York City Listings:

Starting September 5 2023, New York City began enforcing its rules which require all eligible short- term rental Hosts to be registered with the city, or have Class B status, to continue hosting short-term rental stays.

Under New York City law, the unhosted short-term rental (less than 30 days) of a permanent residential dwelling unit is prohibited.

I. Reporting Law (Local Law 64 of 2020)

The City adopted Local Law 64 of 2020, codified as § 26-2101 et seq. of the Administrative Code of the City of New York (N.Y.C. Admin. Code), and effective on January 3, 2021. The provisions of this statute require disclosure of information to the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement (“OSE”) about certain short-term rental (less than 30 consecutive days)transactions by booking services, including, but not limited to: the physical address of the short-term rental; the location online of the advertisement that resulted in the short-rental; information relating to the identity of the host, including contact information; and information related to the scope of the short-term rental transaction.

To comply with the new rules you must:

Register with the city

  1. Learn about the registration process on the city’s website and apply if eligible under the new rules. ​​
  2. Once you are registered with the City of New York, be sure to add your registration details to your listing(s) on Houfy.
  3. Your listing address (what you have entered on your Houfy listing) must match exactly with what is on New York City’s list. If your address is not an exact match, you must contact us at info@houfy.com in order to update your listing address.


Host long-term stays

  1. Update your minimum night stay to 30 nights or more.
  2. Ensure your calendar availability is up to date.

New York data-sharing requirements

The City of New York requires that home-sharing platforms share data about listings and you as a host.

Here is a list of the information Houfy might need to disclose to the City of New York:

1. Host & Co-Host(s) information:

  • Name
  • Physical address (street name, street number, apartment or unit number, borough or county, and zip code)
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Profile ID number
  • Profile URL

2. Listing(s) information:

  • Physical address (street name, street number, apartment or unit number, borough or county, and zip code)
  • Listing's name
  • Listing's ID number
  • URL of listing
  • Type (ex: entire place, private room etc.)
  • Total number of nights booked per listing

Relevant information for Hosts


New York City and New York State impose multiple taxes that may apply to transient occupancy or tourist use, subject to certain exemptions. Examples of taxes that could apply to your listing are:

  • State and City sales tax
  • City hotel room occupancy tax
  • State and City nightly room fees

Information about state-administered taxes is available on the New York State’s Department of Taxation website.

Information about City-administered taxes is available on the City’s website.

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