Marathon is Targeted for Vacation Rental Scams

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ATTENTION VACATION RENTAL SCAM ALERT !

Vacationers and Property Managers- The City has recently verified several properties advertised on Craigslist illegally, that is, without the owners or property managers knowledge, approval or consent.  

           Use caution when responding to any online advertisements.

 Please contact Marathon City Hall at 305-743-0033 and ask for the Code Department to confirm license and agent information is legitimate. 

To verify a property has a legitimate vacation rental license check the City’s website here: http://www.ci.marathon.fl.us/property-records-search/

You can also verify the owner of the property at the Monroe County Property Appraiser’s website here: http://www.mcpafl.org/PropSearch.aspx

The City of Marathon works very diligently to combat illegal rentals and fight internet fraud.

If you know of any illegal rentals you can file a code complaint with the City and we will investigate. http://www.ci.marathon.fl.us/forms/code-complaint/