Are there any restrictions on what type of housing units can be used as a short-term rental?

Yes.  Pursuant to Zoning Code Section 20-48.040(A)(2) and (3), a Short-Term Rental Permit may only be issued to an owner and only for a dwelling unit at a fixed location and address. 

Pursuant to Zoning Code Section 20-48.040(A)(4), the following types of housing units and spaces shall not be used as a short-term rental: 

  • Income-restricted affordable housing.
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADU).  However, for an ADU where an STR Permit was previously issued and is in effect, the STR may continue until or unless it is no longer compliant with any other section of the Short-Term Rental Ordinance (Zoning Code Chapter 20-48). An STR Permit for an ADU that has been revoked or has expired and a Renewal application has not been received pursuant to Zoning Code Section 20-48.040(E), or for which a Renewal STR Permit application has been denied, may not be reissued. 
  • Student housing, dormitories, and single-room occupancy facilities. 
  • Senior housing.
  • Transitional housing.
  • Temporary housing units such as recreational vehicles, including but not limited to non-motorized travel trailers, tiny homes, yurts, tents, treehouses, and sleeping in vans or cars.  
  • Areas not designed or intended for human habitation, such as closets, laundry rooms, storage sheds, and similar areas. 

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1. When did the Short-Term Rentals Ordinance go into effect?
2. What is a short-term rental?
3. What is a Hosted short-term rental?
4. What is a Non-Hosted short-term rental?
5. Is the City accepting applications for new Non-Hosted Short-Term Rental Permits?
6. Non-Hosted Short-Term Rental Permits are capped citywide at 182. If the number of issued Non-Hosted Permits drops below 182, will the City start accepting new Non-Hosted Permit applications?
7. What if my property is associated with an HOA?
8. Are there any restrictions on what type of housing units can be used as a short-term rental?
9. What requirements must a Short-Term-Rental operator follow to be in compliance?
10. Are there any restrictions to using a barbeque or outdoor firepit/heater at my Short-Term Rental?
11. Where can a Short-Term Rental operate in the City?
12. What is the process for City staff review of New and Renewal Short-Term Rental Permit applications?
13. Do I need to submit all of the application materials identified on the application for a Renewal Permit, even if there have been no changes to my property/unit since my original application?
14. For a Renewal application, am I required to fill out all of the fields for things like zoning district, parcel number, contact information etc. if nothing has changed?
15. Will the City send a reminder or notice of the Short-Term Rental Permit expiration date and renewal process?
16. Will the issuance and expiration month and day of my Permit change with each Renewal Permit issuance?
17. What registrations or permits are required for a Short-Term Rental to operate in compliance with the Ordinance?
18. How do I register my short-term rental for BIA assessments?
19. Where can I get receipts from my TOT payments?
20. Do I need to obtain a Business Tax Certificate?