Short-Term Rental Program
Click here to register your Short-Term Rental: Short-Term Rental Online Registration Portal
Starting January 1st, 2020, All Short-Term Rentals in the City of San Rafael will be required to register with the City, pay a registration fee, and begin collecting and remitting transient occupancy taxes (TOT). TOT needs to be collected and remitted only for Short-Term Rental reservations made after January 1st, 2020. TOT does not need to be collected for reservations made before January 1st, 2020 but the dates of stay are after this effective date. For example, if a reservation is made in 2019 for a stay in 2020, TOT does not need to be collected and remitted.
If you are currently operating a Short-Term Rental you must register your Short-Term Rental by February 29, 2020. If you continue operating a Short-Term Rental without registration, the City will consider this a violation. Violations that are not corrected will be subject to citations, fines and/or other administrative fees. The City of San Rafael enforces its Short-Term Rental regulations to ensure fairness for all Short-Term Rental and Lodging operators and to maintain quality of life for its residents.
To file a complaint regarding a Short-Term Rental in San Rafael:
Call our 24/7 Complaint Hotline at: (415) 521-3556
Submit a complaint online : Short-Term Rental Complaint Online Form