On November 4, 2014, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to make revisions to the Vacation Rental Ordinance after an extensive public outreach campaign. Revisions have been made to address issues related to the potential loss of permanent housing stock, property manager requirements and responsibilities, and monitoring and enforcement of vacation rental rules. A revised Vacation Rentals Ordinance was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on March 15, 2016, with an effective date of April 14, 2016. Materials from the series of meetings are available below.
Vacation Rentals – Revised Vacation Rentals Ordinance (PDF: 73 kB)
Hosted Rentals – Special Use Standards for Hosted Rentals and Bed and Breakfast Inns (PDF: 39 kB)
Note: The vacation rentals ordinance has not been adopted for the Sonoma coast (e.g. Sea Ranch, Bodega Bay) and is not applicable to rentals in those communities.