Short-Term Rentals

The Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance has been certified by the California Coastal Commission and is now effective for inland and coastal properties. Please see Chapter 24 of the City's Municipal Code for additional information regarding Short-Term Rentals.   

All STR operators are required to apply for a STR permit unless the STR property is a hosted unit or part of a gated HOA that contains at least 50 units and provides 24-hour onsite management or security. Staff prepared a FAQ sheet to help answer common questions regarding the new STR regulations.

Online Database of STR Properties

The STR Ordinance requires operators and guests to comply with the Good Neighbor Policy (GNP) and provides provisions for ensuring compliance with the operational requirements of the GNP. An additional code enforcement officer has been hired to assist with STR program enforcement, including responding to complaints and violations attributed to STR properties.

City staff will continue to monitor the number and location of STRs as well as the number of complaints attributed to STRs and will provide quarterly updates to the City Council. The first quarterly update was provided to City Council on October 3, 2019, and the second update was provided on February 20, 2020.

Staff provided a presentation to the Planning Commission on March 9, 2020, giving the commission an update on the STR program, the current number of STR properties and enforcement and inspection procedures. The Planning Commission directed staff to continue monitoring the number and location of STRs and to provide updates as necessary.

If you have questions regarding the STR ordinance, please contact Shannon Vitale at (760) 435-3927 or by email at

Additional information and STR Permit Application.