On June 19, 2019, the City Council adopted an Ordinance establishing Short-Term Rental (STR) regulations. A Short-Term Rental (STR) is defined as the rental of any legally permitted dwelling unit (or portion thereof) for occupancy for dwelling, lodging, or sleeping purposes for a period of no more than 30 consecutive days. A STR does not include bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels or timeshares.
STRs are allowed throughout the City with the exception of mobile home parks and non-conforming panhandle lots. A non-conforming panhandle lot is a lot that does not meet city standards set forth in Oceanside Zoning Ordinance Section 1050 (Y). Please review the Zoning Ordinance for additional information.
All short-term rental properties are required to hold a valid Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) certificate. If you do not hold a valid TOT certificate please apply via the below link. You will be re-directed to our third-party application site MUNIRevs. Additional Transient Occupancy Tax information can be found HERE.
In addition, effective November 1, 2019, a STR permit is required for all STR properties unless:
Hosted properties must submit a signed Affidavit.
Under the provisions of the STR ordinance, if your STR property does not meet criteria (a) or (b) above you must obtain a STR permit.
The STR permit fee is $250 and must be renewed annually. There is also an initial property inspection fee of $119. Fees are non-refundable.
If you would like to visit the City's main Short-Term Rentals webpage, please click on the following link: https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/dev/planning/str.asp