Short-term Rental Information-New Regulations - Effective July 1, 2017
Update - August 10, 2017
The City currently has capacity to issue new Vacation Rental licenses in the Vacation Rental Overlay District. We are accepting new applications beginning July 31 and through Aug. 31, 2017. If we receive more applications than spaces available, we will hold a lottery for available spaces. Click on the application to see the Vacation Rental Overlay District map. Applications must be mailed or dropped off at City Hall. Please note: For all Vacation Rentals, the owner must reside within 30 miles of the rental or engage a property manager who lives within 30 miles of the rental.
We are still accepting applications for Home Stays.
Ordinance 708 - Adopted by the City Council April 24, 2017
Short-term Rental Administrative Policies amd Procedures
Short-term Rental Application Form
List of all Licensed Vacation Rentals
Transient Occupancy Tax Remittance Form
|July 31, 2017
||Begin accepting applications for new Vacation Rental licenses.
|August 31, 2017
||Deadline for applications for new Vacation Rental licenses. If the City receives more applications than available capacity, the City will hold a lottery for new Vacation Rental licenses.
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."