When does the Ordinance go into effect?

As of Oct. 13, 2021, the urgency ordinance is in effect.

Some portions of the urgency ordinance have timelines depending on when the short-term rental operator registers(ed) to pay the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and Santa Rosa Tourism Business Improvement Area (BIA) assessments (see below).

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1. When does the Ordinance go into effect?
2. What is a short-term rental?
3. What is the difference between a hosted and a non-hosted short-term rental?
4. How do I decide if I am a hosted or non-hosted short-term rental?
5. What is an operator in good standing versus a new operator?
6. What registrations or permits are required for a short-term rental to operate in compliance with the Ordinance?
7. Do I need to obtain a Business Tax Certificate?
8. What requirements must a short-term-rental operator follow to be in compliance?
9. Where can a short-term rental operate in the City?