Short-term Rental Regulations - Effective July 1, 2017
Ordinance 708 - adopted by the City Council April 24, 2017
Short-term Rental Administrative Policies & Procedures
Short-term Rental Application Form
Transient Occupancy Tax Remittance Form
Short-Term Rental (STR) - The rental of a residential unit for a period of thirty (30) consecutive calendar days or less, subject to all applicable city land use regulations, permit/licensing requirements, and payment of fees and/or taxes, including transient occupancy tax as defined in Chapter 3.20 of the Carpinteria Municipal Code (CMC). Short-term rentals include both vacation rentals and home stays. Tents, yurts and RVs are not allowed as a part of a short-term rental.
Vacation Rental - A type of short-term rental where the owner of the residential unit does not remain in the residential unit during the entire rental period. Vacation rentals typically include the rental of an entire dwelling or premises. For the purposes of the CMC, a vacation rental does not include time shares, home stays or home exchanges. Tents, yurts and RVs are not allowed as a part of a vacation rental.
Home Stay - A type of short-term rental where the owner remains in the residential unit during the entire rental period. A home stay does not include the hosting of personal guests, home exchanges or vacation rentals. Tents, yurts and RVs are not allowed as a part of a home stay rental.
Residential Unit - A building or portion thereof designed for or occupied in whole or in part, as a home, residency, or sleeping place, either permanently or temporarily, and containing not more than one kitchen per residential unit, but not including a hotel or boarding house, lodging house or motel. For the purposes of the CMC, residential unit includes the term dwelling unit and housing unit. See also CMC section 14.08.190 "Dwelling."
|May 1, 2017
||Application period opens for Vacation Rental Licenses
|June 1, 2017
||Deadline for existing license holders to submit application for new Vacation Rental license
|June 30, 2017
||Deadline for owners not currently operating valid STR to submit application for inclusion in lottery for Vacation Rental license
|July 1, 2017
New TOT Certificate/Business License cycle begins
STR Regulations effective
Application period opens for Home Stays
|July (date TBD), 2017
||Lottery held to rank owners not currently operating valid STR; additional Vacation Rental licenses issued