Short Term Rentals


Beginning October 1, 2023, owners of Short-Term Rentals (STRs) are required to obtain a permit annually (City of Killeen Code of Ordinances, Sec. 31-953). This law applies to all properties (including rooms and guest houses) rented for less than 30 consecutive days.

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City of Killeen Launches Short-Term Rental Registration Program: Empowering Responsible Hosting 

The City of Killeen is excited to announce the launch of its pioneering Short-Term Rental Registration Program, inviting all short-term rental operators to join in shaping a harmonious and thriving community. This initiative aims to ensure safety, compliance, and the promotion of local tourism while fostering responsible hosting practices.

Who is Invited?
The program is open to all short-term rental operators in Killeen who are dedicated to offering exceptional experiences to travelers while maintaining the well-being of the community.

 What is the Program?
The Short-Term Rental Registration Program enables operators to officially register their properties with the city, ensuring they meet safety and zoning requirements. This step not only guarantees the well-being of guests but also encourages the safety and coexistence of residents and travelers.

Where to Apply?
Interested operators can submit their applications by visiting

When to Apply?
Applications for the Short-Term Rental Registration Program are now open, providing operators the opportunity to step up and take part in responsible short-term rental operations in Killeen.

Why Participate?
Registering your short-term rental places operators at the forefront of the responsible hosting movement, showcasing their commitment to guest safety and community harmony.

The program launch is marked by the unveiling of a dedicated website:  where interested operators can find comprehensive information about the initiative and its advantages.