Short-term Rental License

picutre keysBeginning in May 2022, the City began requiring all short-term rental locations hold a business license.  A short-term rental (STR) is a residential dwelling, or part of, that is rented on a short-term basis (30 days or less).  STRs are commonly found advertised on and rented through on-line platforms such as Airbnb or VRBO.

The host or property owner of the short-term rental must file for the business license prior to operation. The Business License for a short-term rental is $108.00 for the first year and is renewed annually.  Applications are submitted on-line through the Business License Portal.

Important information for short-term rental operators:

  • Short-term rental units are limited to a maximum occupancy of no more than 2 people per bedroom plus 2 additional guests between the hours of 10 PM and 7 AM.
  • The short-term rental host must collect the required transient occupancy tax.  The host is required to remit the collected tax to the city within 30 days following the end of each calendar quarter.  TOT rate is 12%.


For more information, contact the Planning Division by phone (916) 727-4740 or by email