Short Term Let Licensing

Licence Type
Short Term Let Licensing

See Environmental Health Charge Sheet found on page 2 middle.
Call 01595 745250 or for any queries.

Additional information

The Scottish Government has recently introduced mandatory licensing for short-term lets. This requires all Scottish Local Authorities to have a suitable licensing scheme in place by 1 October 2022. Existing operators will be able to apply for a licence from 1 October 2022 until 1 October 2023.

Licensing is being introduced under the 

What is and isn't a licensable short-term let?

The Scottish Government has issued Guidance for Hosts and Operators which can be found on their website here . This includes a detailed definition of what is and what is not a licensable short-term let and further information on matters such as mandatory conditions. 


Short Terms Let Register

Shetland Islands Council is required by the act to publish a list of applications, Short Term Let Register


Please Read through the application form Guidance before making an application.

Application pack
Objections and Complaints

Objections to a short term let can be made as detailed in the Short Term Let Policy (section 8.7, page 12) 28 days from when the Public Notice was first displayed, our  Objection Form (DOCX) can be used

If you wish to make a complaint about a Short Term Let property please contact Environmental Health on 01595 745250 or e-mail


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