When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in Williamsport. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. We’ll continue to update this information as more becomes available. If you have questions, you can visit Williamsport’s home page or consult a local lawyer or tax professional.
Short-term rental regulations
Hosts in Pennsylvania renting to guests for less than 30 days are required to pay the state hotel tax of 6% to the Pennsylvania Department or Revenue. Hosts are also required to pay the 5% Lycoming County hotel tax.
Hotel taxes apply to room rentals less than 30 days.
Other contracts and rules
As a host, you need to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, including leases, co-op rules, HOA rules, or other rules established by tenant organizations. You should be able to find out more by contacting your housing authority (such as a community council) or landlord. Your lease (or other contract) might also have specific details.
Our commitment to your community
We are committed to working with local officials to help them understand how Airbnb benefits our community. Where needed, we will continue to advocate for changes that will allow regular people to rent out their own homes.