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Measure M: Effective November 27, 2018, new Short-Term Rentals (STR’s) are prohibited in areas outside the Coastal and Commercial zones. Existing Short-term Rentals outside the Coastal and Commercial zones are required to sunset on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. All existing STR Licenses outside the Coastal and Commercial zones will be ineffective on Thursday, May 28, 2020. To check the zoning of a STR, please visit the STR Map, the STR Database, or Furthermore, Home Sharing Licenses are not affected by Measure M -- Home Sharing/Room Rentals are permitted throughout the City subject to City rules and regulations.

Measure U: Effective July 1, 2019, the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate will increase from 10% to 12%. 

STR Waitlist: There is currently no STR waitlist. However, a waitlist for STR licenses within the Coastal and Commercial Zones may be established in the future. Please let us know If you wish to be notified regarding the STR waitlist.

STR Lottery: Lottery results are available through the STR Database.

STR Program RevenueFiscal Year 16-17Fiscal Year 17-18.

Number of active STR Licenses: There are currently 205 active STR Licenses. To check the status of a STR License, please visit the STR Map or Database

Current STR Ordinance: A copy of the current Short-Term Rental License Ordinance can be viewed here.