Short-term Rentals on properties in a Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) must show proof of a vegetation inspection as part of their registration. For 2020, property owners will be able to conduct a self-certified vegetation inspection, by completed a Vegetation Inspection Checklist and submitting photos of the front, back, and sides of the property. It is important … Continued
FAQ Topic: STR FAQ
To file a complaint regarding a Short-Term Rental in San Rafael: Call our 24/7 Complaint Hotline at: (415) 521-3556 Submit a compliant online: Short-Term Rental Complaint Online Form For other questions, please contact Ana Santiago with any complaints at Ana.Santiago@cityofsanrafael.org or at 415.458.5357.
Any hosts who have received three or more upheld citation violations of the program rules in a two year period, they will immediately lose the short-term rental registration.
Yes, the City requires hosts collect and remit Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) for all short-term rentals. TOT is 12% (10% City, 2% for MCBIDTA). Airbnb will directly remit the taxes to the city. All other rental site (i.e. VRBO or Turn key ) you will have to remit the tax payment yourself. There is a … Continued
Yes, there is a $170 registration fee the first time you register your short-term rental. If you are renewing your registration the fee is $135.
Dreamscape is our new provider as of December 1, 2022. Please follow the link at top of page to start your registration.
Yes, Short-term Rentals are allowed on properties vehicle access is shared between neighbors. If you live on a property like this you must provide a “Parking Plan” when you register your property to be used as a short-term rental. A “Parking Plan” must document how the Short-Term Rental will avoid encumbering parking. Documentation may include: … Continued
Yes, one designated off-street parking space must be provided for every four guests. For properties with multiple residential units used as short-term rentals, each rental listing must have its own designated off-street parking.
The City allows two individuals per bedroom plus two additional individuals if the rental provides additional living space. For instance, a studio could accommodate two individuals and a one-bedroom apartment could accommodate four individuals. The City also requires that rentals provide enough off-street parking to meet the number who can stay in the short-term rental. … Continued
To prove your Short-Term Rental is your “Primary Residence,” you must provide three of the following five documents when you register: Motor vehicle registration; Driver’s license; Voter registration; Tax documents showing the Residential Unit as the Permanent Resident’s residence for the purposes of a home owner’s tax exemption; A utility bill.