Welex, a leading firm of lawyers and accountants in Spain, explains in this article everything you need to know about tourist rental licenses in Ibiza, Spain.



If you are considering purchasing a property in Ibiza with the intention of renting it out to tourists, we invite you to explore our blog. Obtaining a Tourist Rental Licence in Ibiza is not a straightforward process and not all properties are eligible.

Firstly, it is crucial to understand that a holiday rental covers periods of less than 30 days. To rent a property for less than 30 days, it is required to obtain a Tourist Rental Licence. Welex, a firm of lawyers and economists on the Costa del Sol, is here to answer any questions you may have.

The Tourist Rental Licence in Spain is a permit granted by the Administration, allowing owners to use their properties for tourist purposes. Each autonomous community has its own regulation, and in this blog, we will detail which properties can obtain the licence and the steps to follow in Ibiza, Spain.

It is important to note that not all homes in Ibiza can obtain this certificate. Only detached houses are eligible to apply. However, obtaining the licence does not guarantee approval, as the administration will analyse each case individually.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of minimum requirements that properties must meet in order to obtain a Tourist Rental Licence in Ibiza, Spain:

  1. Habitability Certificate.
  2. Location in Tourist Zone.
  3. History without Serious Sanctions.
  4. Antiquity of the Property: Minimum 5 years.
  5. Energy Efficiency Certificate: Category D or higher, for dwellings built after 31 December 2007; Category F or higher, for earlier constructions.


In addition, the following documents must be presented to the corresponding local council:

  1. Responsible Declaration of Commencement of Activity of commercialisation of Tourist stays in dwellings.
  2. Documentation on the property.
  3. Plans of the property.
  4. The number of beds for guests must be indicated, which may not exceed the number of persons legally authorised to occupy the property (as established in the cédula de habitabilidad).
  5. Certificate issued by the town hall accrediting that the property is located within the tourist rental zone.

The application must certify that the property complies with all the requirements for tourist rentals.

Once the application has been completed and the appropriate fee paid, a preliminary licence will be issued. The simple submission of the application implies the declaration of compliance with all legal requirements for renting, thus allowing to start renting the property in Spain immediately.

Subsequently, the competent authorities will carry out an inspection of the property to verify its conformity with the information declared above. In case of discrepancies, the property will be cancelled from the property register, leaving the property immediately ineligible for any activity related to tourist rentals in Ibiza, Balearic Islands.

The costs involved in obtaining such a licence for tourist rentals in Ibiza currently amounts to 600 euros for the application, plus the following fee per available bed in the accommodation:

Number of Beds Euros
1 4.300,00
2 8.643,00
3 13.029,40
4 17.459,70
5 21.934,30
6 26.453,70
7 31.018,20
8 35.628,40
9 40.284,70
10 44.987,50
11 49.737,40
12 54.534,80


To conclude, with reference to those properties that already have a Tourist Rental Licence, they maintain their validity and it will not be necessary to re-apply for such a licence.

Finally, and for information purposes, from February 2022 a moratorium of up to four years has been established for the construction of new tourist accommodation, as a consequence, all applications for new licences have been held back.

For more information about the Tourist Rental Licence in Spain and how to find out if the house you want to buy is eligible for such a licence, please do not hesitate to contact our team of lawyers specialised in real estate transactions throughout Spain.