Tourist dwellings are considered tourist accommodation companies and require the authorisation established in current legislation to start their activity. This way, a minimum quality standard is guaranteed and they are put on a par with other types of tourist accommodation that require the relevant permits or licences to carry out their activity.

The licence for providing tourist dwellings is granted by the municipal council of the municipality where the dwelling is located. The municipal councils concerned may establish procedures for regular inspections of this activity under the terms and with the frequency and conditions established in their respective municipal ordinances. Failure to pass regular inspections may lead to cancellation of this licence.