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Short-term Rental Information 

 

 

Basic Information

  • Carpinteria's new Short-Term Rental (STR) regulations went into effect July 1, 2017.
  • A license is required to operate both kinds of STR (30 days or fewer) in a Residential Zone:
    -Vacation Rental-VR (owner off-site)
    -Home Stay-HS (owner on-site)
  • Any BNB/AIRBNB/VRBO, etc. in a Commercial Zone requires a permit.
  • 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.

 

Forms and More Information

 

Key Deadlines

  • The City began accepting applications for Vacation Rentals for FY2018-2019 on May 1, 2018.

  • The City is accepting Home Stay applications in all residential zones.

  • TOT remittance forms for a single STR unit (or for multiple STR units) are due as follows:

City of Carpinteria Fiscal Year Quarters TOT Remittance Due No Later Than
July 1 - September 30 October 31
October 1 - December 31 January 31
January 1 - March 31 April 30
April 1 - June 30 July 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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