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Short-term Rental Information 

 

 

Basic Information

  • Carpinteria's Short-Term Rental (STR) regulations went into effect July 1, 2017.
  • If your property is in a Residential Zone: A license is required to operate both kinds of STR (rentals of 30 days or fewer):
    -Vacation Rental-VR (owner off-site)
    -Home Stay-HS (owner on-site)
  • New VR licenses will be issued ONLY within the City's Vacation Rental Overlay District (VROD); see map below.

  • The number of VR licenses available per year is limited by area; see map below.

  • If your property is in a Commercial Zone: Any BNB/AIRBNB/VRBO, etc. requires a permit. Call the City to learn more.

Forms and More Information

 

Key Deadlines

  • The 2019 deadline to RENEW an existing license is JUNE 17, 2019.

  • The City accepts applications for NEW Vacation Rentals or Home Stays year-round.

  • TOT Remittance and Reporting forms for a single STR unit (or for multiple STR units) are due as follows:
TOT Reporting Quarters TOT Remittance Due No Later Than
January 1 - March 31 April 30
April 1 - June 30 July 31
July 1 - September 30 October 31
October 1 - December 31 January 31

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Community Development Department
Lorena Esparza
telephone (805) 755-4410
email lorenae@ci.carpinteria.ca.us


Contact the City of Carpinteria at:
5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-5405 (805) 684-5304 FAX

Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon.-Fri. Closed holidays
 

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