What registrations or permits are required for a short-term rental to operate in compliance with the Ordinance?

All short-term rental operators must register to pay the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and Santa Rosa Tourism Business Improvement Area (BIA) assessments for each short-term rental and obtain a Short-Term Rental Permit for each short-term rental.

Operators in good standing (see above) must submit a complete Short-Term Rental Permit Application accompanied by the Short-Term Rental Permit application fee of $1, 129 by December 3, 2021 to retain operator in good standing status. Operators in good standing may continue to rent, advertise, or offer a short-term rental at the address listed on the Short-Term Rental Permit Application while awaiting city approvals and when operating in compliance with all other ordinance requirements.

New operators (see above) can register for TOT and BIA assessments now and may submit a Short-Term Rental Permit Application starting Dec. 4. To initiate the TOT and/or BIA registration process, please submit the registration form (https://www.srcity.org/DocumentCenter/View/1512/Transient-Occupancy-Tax-Registration-Form-PDF?bidId=) to Revenue@srcity.org. If you have questions about this process, please visit srcity.org/TOT. New operators must obtain city approvals prior to renting, offering, or advertising a short-term rental.

A Short-Term Rental Permit may only be issued to an Owner and only for a dwelling unit at a fixed location and address. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and Junior ADUs are prohibited from use as short-term rentals.

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1. When does the Ordinance go into effect?
2. What is a short-term rental?
3. What is the difference between a hosted and a non-hosted short-term rental?
4. How do I decide if I am a hosted or non-hosted short-term rental?
5. What is an operator in good standing versus a new operator?
6. What registrations or permits are required for a short-term rental to operate in compliance with the Ordinance?
7. Do I need to obtain a Business Tax Certificate?
8. What requirements must a short-term-rental operator follow to be in compliance?
9. Where can a short-term rental operate in the City?