Florida accommodations are regulated by the state of Florida, their county and the local municipality where the property is located. For example, Miami Beach lodging facilities would have licenses issued by Florida, Dade County and the municipality of Miami Beach. Properties that operate only with one license, say the state license, are in violation of the Miami Beach and Dade County ordinances and vice versa.
State, county and local administrations share the duties of regulating Miami Beach accommodations and making sure that guests stay in well-maintained, well-equipped and legal properties. To ensure safety, Miami Beach accommodations are regularly inspected by all levels of government.
In addition to holding the necessary state, county and local licenses, extended stay operators in Miami must pay the required taxes, which are resort taxes and sales taxes. Sales taxes are levied by the state, while the resort taxes are jointly levied by the county and the city. Property owners must collect the necessary taxes from all guests and then remit these tax payments over to the appropriate state agencies by pre-established due dates throughout the year.