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Nashville Air BnB FAQs for Home Buyers

When buying a home in greater Nashville area it’s hard not to be tempted about the potential income your property could bring from having a short term rental property (permit required). This will cover a few general questions you may find helpful when investing in the local Nashville real estate market.


What taxes and steps are required to start a short term rental property?

1.) Contact codes and administration to obtain a permit.

2.) Apply online or in person to establish your account number so you can begin filing.

3.) Contact Davidson Country Clerks Office to obtain a business license.

4.) Contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue to setup a sales and use account.




How do I set-up a short term rental property in Davidson County?

You will need a separate for reach short term rental property you own. You can apply for a hotel occupancy privilege tax account number here. You can also apply in person or on the phone.


When are hotel occupancy taxes due?

20th of the following month and must be postmarked by the 20th.


If I submit delinquent taxes am I subject to inter and penalty?

Yes. Each month will occur penalty fees and interest. There is a form to file and help calculate on the website.


If I have no business this month do I still have to file a return?

Yes. $0 booking months still require monthly filings for you Air BnB in Nashville by the 20th of each month.


Will my short term rental property in Nashville be audited?

Yes. It is possible that your Air BnB in Nashville or Davidson County be randomly audited for codes and safety.


How do I pay my Air BnB taxes in Davidson County Tennessee?

You can pay in person or mail in your payment with cash, check or credit card. At this time the Collections Department does not accept payments online.


What hotel taxes should be collected?

1.) 1.6% of gross sales

2.) $2.50 per room per night

A 2% admin fee may be used to collect the fee. These taxes are due by the 20th of each month.


How can you make payment?

You can pay by cash, check or credit card. At this time the Collections Office does not accept online payments. You can pay in person or by mail.

Metro Collections Office

PO Box 196300

Nashville, TN 37219-6300





Where is the Collections Agency located?

2nd Floor of the Howard Office Building

Howard Office Building

700 2nd Ave South

Nashville, TN 37210

Contact Information



Hours of Operation

Mon.- Fri. 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.



Mailing Address

Collections Office
P.O. Box 196311
Nashville, TN 37219-6311

Phone: 615-862-6215

[email protected]



Physical Address

Collections Office
700 2nd Ave. South
Suite 205
Nashville, TN 37210



Piper Hobson-Jones
Collections Supervisor
[email protected]



Tammara Brooks
Tax Collections Specialist
615- 862-7187
[email protected]



John Shire
Tax Collections Specialist
[email protected]



Department of Finance Collections Office

Hotel Occupancy Privilege Tax

700 2nd Avenue South, Suite 205

Nashville, TN 37210


Codes Administration Zoning Division

800 2nd Ave South, Third Floor

Nashville, TN 37210

Bill Herbert, Zoning Administration




Davidson Country Clerks Office

Business Tax Division

700 2nd Ave South, Suite 101

Nashville, TN 37210




Tennessee Department of Revenue

Sales Tax Number & Tax Payer Services

Andrew Jackson Building

500 Deaderick Street, 3rd Floor

Nashville, TN 37242



Source: Office of the Treasurer Collections


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