An operator in good standing will have registered to pay the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and Santa Rosa Tourism Business Improvement Area (BIA) assessments for each short-term rental on or before October 7, 2021, OR an operator in good standing will have registered to pay the City’s TOT and BIA for each short-term rental between October 7 and October 27 and provided with their Short-Term Rental Permit Application, proof of prior short-term rental activity during 2021.
Short-term rental operators in good standing must submit a Short-Term Rental Permit Application prior to December 3, 2021 to retain operator in good standing status. Operators in good standing may continue to rent, advertise, or offer a short-term rental at the address listed on the Short-Term Rental Permit Application while awaiting city approvals and when operating in compliance with all other ordinance requirements.
New short-term rental operators are any operators who do not fit the definition of an operator in good standing. New operators may apply for a new Short-Term Rental Permit starting Dec. 4, 2021 , and must obtain city approvals prior to renting, offering, or advertising a short-term rental.