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Ban lifted on short-term vacation rentals in Florida Panhandle

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Posted at 1:06 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 13:06:49-04

(WTXL) — Short-term vacation rentals are now allowed in seven Florida counties along the Panhandle.

According to State Representative Jason Shoaf, who is a Republican representing Florida District 7, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties can now reopen vacation rentals.

We've reached out to Florida's Department of Business & Professional Regulation for more information about any possible restrictions on rentals in the Panhandle and are waiting to hear back.