Licence requirements per region

The local authorities of some countries and cities require properties of some types to display a licence number as part of their online information. If you create properties in these regions using Content API, you must provide a licence number.

The table below lists the combinations of region and property type for which this the case. Below the table, you'll find important details about some table columns.

Check licence requirements with an API call

Use the endpoint /licenses/check_requirements to quickly check the requirements for a specific region. Use the information on the rest of this page to fill in any gaps.

Region Property Class Type Code Level Regex pattern Notes
Balaeric Islands 25, 26, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 52, 7, 8 property ^[A-Za-z0-9]+$ -
Biarritz 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Bordeaux 15, 22, 25, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 37, 46, 5, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Brazil All property types N/A N/A Instead of a property licence, Brazilian properties need special invoicing details.
Cannes 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ -
Catalonia 25, 26, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 4, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 52, 7, 8 room N/A -
Denver 16, 25, 26, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 40, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 property ^[0-9]{4}-BFN-[0-9]{6,}$ -
Hawaii 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 33, 36, 4, 40, 45, 50, 5000, 5001, 5002, 5003, 5005, 5007, 5008, 51, 6 property ^(?:W[0-9]{8}-[0-9]{2},?|TA-[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{4}-[0-9]{2},?)+$ -
Hawaii 25, 26, 29, 3, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 44, 46, 5004, 5006, 52, 7 room ^(?:W[0-9]{8}-[0-9]{2},?|TA-[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{4}-[0-9]{2},?)+$ -
Iceland 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 44, 46, 5, 50, 5000, 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5008, 52, 6, 7, 8 property ^[A-Z]{2}-[0-9]{8}$ Some properties in this region may be exempt from providing a licence number.
Japan 15, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 property ^[0-9A-Za-z]{10}$ Some properties in this region may be exempt from providing a licence number. Properties in Japan may also require a licence type and licence issue date. See HotelDescriptiveContent.
Levallois-Perret 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Lyon 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Menton 12, 14, 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 44, 46, 5, 5001, 5002, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room N/A Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Morocco 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 27, 30, 33, 36, 46, 40, 45, 50, 5000, 5001, 51 property ^[0-9]{5}[A-Z]{2}[0-9]{4}$ -
Nice 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Paris 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 44, 46, 5, 5001, 5002, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^[0-9]{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Portugal All property types property N/A -
San Francisco 25, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5000, 5006, 52, 7, 8 property ^STR-[0-9]{7}$ Some properties in this region may be exempt from providing a licence number.
Valencia 25, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5006, 52, 7, 8 N/A N/A This region has special requirements. Contact us for details.
Versailles 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.

Level

The Level column specifies whether you must provide the licence number at property level (HotelDescriptiveContent[@PropertyLicenseNumber]) or room level (Room[@LicenseNumber]).

In some regions, like Hawaii, the level depends on the property type.

Regex pattern

The Regex pattern column shows the regular expression pattern we use to validate the licence number. When the column says N/A, it means there is no fixed pattern, or we don't have the necessary information to provide one.

Exempt

Properties in some regions may, under special circumstances, be exempt from providing a licence number. It is the property owner's responsibility to know whether this is the case. Contact them if you need this information.

If a property is exempt from providing a licence number, you should specify the following value in your request: HotelDescriptiveContent[@PropertyLicenseNumber="NoLicenseRequired"].