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The proposed draft ordinance for Phase 2 of the Short-Term Rental policy can be viewed from the link below. Questions and/or comments can be sent to  Please send all comments by June 6th so they can be incorporated into the information packet sent to the Planning Commission and City Council for their review. 

The DRAFT Phase 2 Ordinance has been updated as of 6/24/22 based on feedback and those changes include:

  • 5-37 has been amended to address treatment of accessory dwelling units.
  • 5-39 has updated the fee from $50 to $350 $250 which will become effective January 1st, 2023. The current $50 fee will remain in place until the end of the year.
  • 5-40 the renewal fee has also been updated to $350 $250.
  • 5-40 has been updated to have type-2 STR permits expire for inactivity.
  • 5-42 has been updated to read "helpline" along with the addition of clarifying language addressing the responsibilities of the owner or registered local contact in resolving issues at the property.
  • 5-43 has been updated to decrease density to 15%.
  • 5-47 clarifies that the Development Services Director can revoke a permit after determining that three (3) or more violations of an ordinance related to the operation of a short-term rental on the subject property occurred within any 6-month period.
  • 5-48 has been updated to provide appeals of permit revocation go to Planning Commission with $650 fee.
  • 5-49 has been updated to provide appeals to City Council with a $650 fee.

Read the DRAFT Phase 2 Ordinance Here

The City of Corpus Christi City Council recently passed an ordinance at the January 11, 2022, City Council meeting requiring all legally operating Short-Term Rental (STR) units in Flour Bluff and North Padre Island to register with and obtain a permit from the City effective March 15, 2022.  Legally operating STR units in the remainder of the city will be required to register and obtain a permit by July 11, 2022.  During the January 11th meeting, City Staff also identified an additional phase of the STR policy and ordinance development that would begin in February.    

City staff kicked off Phase 2 of that process Friday, February 18, 2022, during a meeting with the STR Stakeholder Advisory Group.  The STR Stakeholder Advisory Group was assembled to find a balance of those representing neighborhoods and those involved in the short-term rental business, keeping in mind diversity and geographic location within the community.   The Stakeholder Advisory Group will provide input to staff and the consultant team during the development of the Phase 2 ordinance.  Phase 2 of the project will evaluate land-use and zoning districts to determine what single-family areas may be appropriate for Short-Term Rental use.   

Most Texas cities that have significant levels of tourism activity like Corpus Christi have developed Short-Term Rental ordinances that allow STR activity in single family areas with some restrictions (typically by limiting density or saturation in a specific area).  The Consultant team and Staff will evaluate best practices from across the state and country to develop an ordinance that will provide flexibility for property owners without negatively impacting the integrity of Corpus Christi neighborhoods.   

To submit public comments regarding Phase 2 of the Short-Term Rentals Ordinance please send an email to

Please review the links below for more information concerning Phase 2 of the STR Ordinance Development.  


STR Stakeholder Advisory Group Meetings

May 16, 2022 (WebEx)

May 6, 2022 (WebEx)

April 8, 2022 (WebEx)

March 25, 2022 (WebEx)

March 11, 2022 (WebEx)

February 18, 2022 (WebEx)