Short-Term Rental Accommodations/Vacation Rentals (for 30 days or less). For hotel, motel, apartment, rooming house, house rental, vacation rentals, the annual fee is $15.00 per dwelling unit.
Short-term rentals must obtain:
- A Business License and
- *Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate
- **Public Notification to notify neighbors within 300 feet of property line
*Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate Registration: Online
View Transient Occupancy Tax for more information.
**Requirement before applying for a Business License: The public must be notified that a short-term rental is offered on a property either through placement of exterior signage or issuance of written notice to surrounding properties. Additional resources are available at Short-Term Rentals.
Long-Term Rental Accommodations: For long-term rentals of a house, apartment, room, etc., the annual business license fee is $15.00 per dwelling unit.
On December 18, 2018, the Marin County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance that establishes a Just Cause for eviction policy in the unincorporated areas of Marin. The policy applies to properties with three or more units and requires that tenants be given a reason for a lease termination. The ordinance went into effect on January 17, 2019, and requires a rental registry to be completed on a annual basis, due by June 1, 2019 and thereafter each year, by January. For additional information, please visit www.marincounty.org/justcause.