I'm about to apply for my Florida licence which will entail an inspection of my vacation rental. Can anyone relay what they encountered during this inspection? Is there a checklist of what they expect to see?
It's been a few months and I've learned enough to respond to my own posting. First lesson:
1) The websites aren't necessarily accurate, *including* those run by the government. "Vacation Rentals" in Florida are not subject to inspection. [disclaimer: i'm not a lawyer, this might change, etc]
2) Thus, you just get your license in the mail. That's how it works. You're still responsible for complying with the statutes and administrative rules.
No. I got my license in the mail. I talked to a local inspector and she indicated that she had never been directed to inspect a new property -- only ones that were operating without a license illegally or those that have had a complaint.