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Short Term Rentals

Upcoming Public Meetings

An informational report on Short Term Rental policy options is scheduled for the Tuesday, February 19th City Council Meeting.

  • To view the February 19th, City Council Agenda, click here
  • To view the Informational Report on Short-Term Rental Approaches, Regulations, Best Practices and Options, click here
What is a Short Term Rental?

A short-term residential rental is a rental of all or a portion of your home for periods of less than 30 nights.

Are Short Term Rentals allowed in San Rafael?

San Rafael does not currently regulate short-term rentals in private homes. Staff does monitor short-term rental activity and respond to complaints.

Will San Rafael change how it regulates Short Term Rentals?

On August 20th, 2018, City Council directed staff to return with potential actions regarding regulating Short Term Rentals. Staff is currently working on an informational report for the City Council outlining potential Short Term Rental policy options.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Ethan Guy via email at or over the phone at 415.458.2392



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