The state of Florida approved Osceola County’s plan to reopen its vital vacation rental home industry Wednesday afternoon.
Osceola sent Gov. Ron DeSantis its plan late Friday and State Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR) Secretary Halsey Beshears gave the OK via email shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday.
“We appreciate the quick review of our plan and the state’s realization that the vacation rental home sector is a massive part of our economy,” said Osceola County Chairwoman Viviana Janer. “We know that this action will have a ripple effect in our community as there are so many small businesses that support the vacation rental market – from housekeepers, to lawn and pool maintenance workers, to security staff and caterers, to property managers and companies that handle the numerous details that surround a successful vacation.”