Short Term Rental Program

Town Council passed and approved Ordinance 2023-27 on August 21, 2023, adding Article 4.07 Short Term Rentals to Chapter 4 Business Regulations of the Town’s Code of Ordinances. The purpose of this article is to establish registration requirements for the Short-Term Rentals in Argyle and to require that Hotel Occupancy Taxes (HOT) of 7% be paid in a timely manner. 

Short-Team Rentals/Tourist Homes are defined as the rental of any residence or residential structure, or a portion of a residence or residential structure, for a period of less than 30 days. This includes homes that are listed for rent on Airbnb, VRBO Vacation Rentals, HomeAway, and similar websites.

How to Register a Short-Term Rental

Applications for short-term rental registration must be submitted through the Town of Argyle online permitting portal. A link to the Online Permitting Portal is here:

Once on the portal, you will scroll down to the 'Building and Zoning Applications' section and click the Miscellaneous Permit Application icon. Complete all fields or place N/A in a field that doesn't apply. 

Approved registrations shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually for continued operation. The fee for registration of a Short-Term Rental is $100. 

Reporting a Short-Term Rental Complaint

Complaints regarding a short-term rental should be directed to the Town of Argyle. Citizens can contact the following departments regarding complaints.

  • Noise & Public Parking Complaints
    • Argyle Police Department
      Phone: (940) 464-7254
    • Police Department hours: available 24/7.
  • Property Maintenance Issues
    • Property maintenance issues such as trash, high grass/weeds, outside storage of objects should be directed to: Community Development Department - Code Compliance
      Phone: (940) 464-7273 Ext.117
  • Other Short-Term Rental Concerns
    • Direct other concerns related to short-term rentals to:
      Community Development Department
      Phone: (940) 464-7273

Community Development hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hotel Occupancy Tax Report

The reporting period is for each quarter with the first quarter beginning on October 1st and ending December 31st. Reports are considered timely if they are postmarked or hand-delivered before the 30th day following the end of the quarter. The report must be filed for every quarterly period, even if you have no amount subject to tax or no tax due. Enter “0” if no receipts were collected for this reporting period. A link to the Hotel Occupancy Tax Report form is HERE.

The timeline for reporting is as follows:

Quarterly Dates                                                                                   Report Due Date*

Q1 - October 1 - December 31
January 31
Q2 - January 1 - March 31
April 30
Q3 - April 1 - June 30July 31
Q4 - July 1 - September 30
October 31

*If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or Town holiday, the next business day will be the due date.

Mailing Address

Town of Argyle

Attention: Hotel Occupancy Tax

PO Box 609, Argyle, TX 76226

*Make all checks out to the Town of Argyle*

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