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.  However, City staff will not begin enforcing the Ordinance until November 1, 2019.  City staff has prepared a letter that will be sent out to all current STR operators informing them of the new requirements and that staff will start accepting STR permit application on November 1, 2019.  The STR permit application can be accessed here.  

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.  

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.  

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

To view the list of properties used as a short-term rental, please visit the Short-Term Rental Directory.