Short-Term Rental Registration
Under the short-term rental ordinance, rental properties are categorized as follows:
- A short-term rental property registration or rental license is not required for an owner who lives at the property, rents a room and stays at the property during the rental period.
- A short-term rental property registration is required for an owner who lives at the property, rents out an entire unit and leaves the property during the rental period.
- A rental license is required for the owner of a non-occupied rental property who rents out an entire unit. Only Tier 1 or Tier 2 rental licenses are eligible for this designation.
The ordinance applies to dwelling units rented for a period of fewer than 30 consecutive days per leasing period. The short-term rental registration fee is $46. Rental licenses for Tier 1 properties will range from $70 to $175, plus $5 for each additional unit, and $112 to $350 for Tier 2 properties, plus $5 for each additional unit. You do not need to reapply if you have a valid rental license and are a Tier 1 or Tier 2 property. For more information about rental licensing fees, visit the Rental Licensing Fees webpage. The City will begin accepting short-term rental registration and license applications Dec. 1, 2017.
Short-term rental hosting platforms, which collect a fee for booking services and often provide an online platform for property owners to advertise a dwelling unit, will be required to submit an annual business license application. The annual license fee for a platform with fewer than 150 active dwelling unit listings will be $630, and for a platform with 150 or more active listings will be $5,000. The City’s Business License division will start accepting license applications for hosting platforms Dec. 1, 2017.
The applications for a short-term rental registration and rental license are available online, and can be submitted in person, by mail, or by fax.
- Any person operating a short-term rental property which includes a swimming pool that does not possess a current and valid pool license shall, during the course of any such rental period, post a sign indicating that the pool is not licensed and inspected.
- A Who to Call Poster (pdf) must be posted in the property with the registration certificate in a conspicuous location.
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Last updated Dec 14, 2017