This article provides specific information about local laws that apply to people who host their homes in the Balearic Isles and Palma. Just like our country article for Spain, it’s your responsibility to verify and comply with any obligations that apply to you as a host. This article can serve as a starting point or place you can come back to if you have questions but it isn’t exhaustive and it doesn’t constitute legal or tax advice. It’s a good idea to check to make sure laws and procedures are current.
Some of the laws that might affect you are complicated. Contact the regional government directly or consult a local advisor, such as an attorney or tax professional, if you have questions.
Short-term rental regulations
On September 16, 2017, Law 6/2017, of July 31, on the modification of Law 8/2012, of July 19, on tourism in the Balearic Islands came into force, relating to the commercialization of tourist stays in households.
The law introduces important novelties in the legal regime of commercialization of tourist stays in homes. Check the regulations for tourist accommodations.
In addition to Law 6/2017 approved by the Balearic Parliament, the Government of the Balearic Islands approved Decree 20/2015 of 17 April on general principles and guidelines for coordination in tourism; of regulation of advisory bodies, coordination and cooperation of the Government of the Balearic Islands, and regulation and classification of companies and tourist establishments, issued in development of Law 8/2012, of July 19, on Tourism the Balearic Islands.
Declaration and registration
The applicable regulations require that prior to the start of the activity, any person who wants to provide the tourist stay in housing service makes a responsible declaration and obtains a registration number in the General Register of Companies, Activities and Tourist Establishments of the corresponding Insular Council.
Island of Mallorca
Check Mallorca's registration site for more information.
Island of Menorca
Check Menorca's registration site for more information.
Island of Ibiza
Check Ibiza's registration site for more information.
Island of Formentera
Check Formentera's registration site for more information.
Permission section or registration number
The permission section of your Airbnb listing allows you to list your registration number, which is a requirement in the Balearic Isles.