Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals in Long Lake Township

Information for General Public

Long Lake Township adopted Ordinance #178, Short-Term Rental Ordinance in August of 2019.  The Ordinance requires that anyone conducting a short-term (less than 30 day) rental for all or part of a residence register with the Township.  Beginning in January 2020, anyone advertising for or renting on a short-term basis is required to have a certificate issued by the Township.

Certificate will

  • Limit the number of guests in a particular unit depending on the size of the septic system
  • Require that a property manager be identified that is available 24/7 during times the unit is being rented
  • Require that the renters abide by rules including quiet hours (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), containing trash, no on-street parking, and containment of campfires


Complaints call (231) 239-6474 or visit

A 24 hour/7 day a week hotline is available to anyone wishing to lodge a complaint against a short-term rental, or to determine if a certificate has been issued at a particular address.  Violators are subject to tickets, fines, and may possibly lose the ability to conduct a short-term rental.

Information for Owners/Managers of Short-Term Rentals
On-line registration for 2020 STR certificates is now open

Use this link to apply

Some things to know before you begin the registration process

Registration is easy, if you have all information, documents and payment ready, it should take less than 10 minutes to complete

  • You will need the following:
     Name and contact information of the property owner
     Name and contact information for the property manager (if different than property owner)
     Payment of $275 (additional transaction fees apply).  Have credit/debit card or bank routing information ready
     Number of bedrooms, parking spaces, and maximum guest occupancy in the rental unit
    IMPORTANT: Maximum occupancy cannot exceed the number of bedrooms supported by your septic system multiplied by a factor of 2 (see below) or your application will be denied
     Septic system documentation (septic information sheet available below or in the registration portal)
     If you are applying on behalf of the property owner, authorization signed by the property owner (authorization form available below or in the registration portal)