As of June 2021, a City of Lincoln ordinance provides a legal process to operate a short-term rental within the Lincoln city limits. This process involves acquiring a short-term rental license through the Building and Safety Department.
Licenses cost $250 per rental unit and must be renewed annually. Each short-term rental unit requires a separate license. Additional information regarding short-term rental regulations is available at Lincoln Municipal Code chapter 5.39, section 27.02.200, section 27.06.070, and section 27.62.040 c 1-5.
Operators of short-term rental properties within Lincoln city limits should apply for licenses by November 29, 2021 to avoid possible enforcement actions.
For questions regarding short-term rental regulations, contact Building and Safety, 402-441-7521.
For neighborhood concerns, call the 24-hour hotline, 402-389-4414, or visit the webform hotline.