Jan 14 2020

Short-term Rental Ordinance, short term rentals.

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Short-term Rental (STR) Ordinance

The Board of Supervisors has directed the Long Range Planning Division of the Planning Development Department to review and clarify provisions concerning the use of Short-term Rentals within the unincorporated areas of the County. The STR project has resulted in zoning ordinance changes regarding how and where STRs and Homestays may or may not be permitted. Please see below for more details.

Email staff with any questions or comments. Please copy both staff members to get the quickest response.

Final adoption of ordinances related to Short-Term Rentals and Homestays

On October 3, 2017, the Board of Supervisors adopted ordinances which included regulations to:

Allow STRs in certain Commercial zones;

Allow STRs in the STR-Coastal Zone Historic Overlay Zone;

Prohibit STRs in Residential Zones;

Prohibit STRs in AG-I and AG-II Zones;

Prohibit STRs in Mixed Use, Resource Protection, Industrial, and Certain Special Purpose Zones;

Allow ‘Homestays’ in AG-I and Residential Zones.

In addition, the Board added these requirements for Homestays:

Homestays cannot exceed three bedrooms, a person can only apply for one homestay license, homestays must have nuisance response plans, and a long-term tenant is someone who has a lease for at least 6 months.

The option of Farmstays in AG-II has been directed to be reviewed in the Agricultural Tiered Permit project, to be completed at a later date.

The grace period to operate STRs in Residential and AG-I zones is until October 1, 2018 for the Inland area of the County and no later than 90 days following the certification of the ordinance by the California Coastal Commission or within 333 days after the date the Board of Supervisors adopted this ordinance, which ever is later, for the Coastal Zone.

Permits for Homestays will be available at the beginning of 2018.

To check what your zoning is please visit: http://sbcountyplanning.org/permitting/zoning/findmyzone/index.cfm

The Minute Order with the Boards motion is available here.

A recording of the meeting can be viewed here.

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