A MESSAGE TO SHORT TERM RENTAL OPERATORS-COVID-19
Dear Short-Term Rental Operators:
The Public Health Officer for Marin County issued a new public health order, effective 12:00 PM on December 8, 2020.. This new order restricts lodging, hotel and short-term rental operations unless it is for critical infrastructure support.
Although there is a ban on short-term rentals (rentals 30 days or less), operators should continue to report TOT monthly, even if you have no rentals.
Additional information regarding the short-term rental restriction can be found on the Marin Recovers Website. Additional information regarding the public health order can be found on the Marin HHS Coronavirus site.
REPORTING TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX
All normal reporting procedures remain in place regarding transient occupancy tax and business license. Please continue to complete the monthly TOT return even if you had no rentals.
To Report and Pay TOT.
For public health reasons, the physical office at the Civic Center for TOT is closed, until further notice. We will be operating remotely during normal business hours of 8:00 am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday and responding to online inquiries with a limited workforce, response times may be slower than usual.
Send us email.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Why do I still need to report each month if there is a ban on short-term rentals?
A: Marin County Ordinance 3.05 requires TOT to be reported each month, even if you have no rentals.
Q: As an operator, is it still okay to operate a short-term rental or operate my hotel/motel/bed-and-breakfast while there is an active public health order banning short-term rentals?
A: Not for vacationing purposes. Short-term lodging including short-term rentals, hotels, motels, and bed-and-breakfasts, may continue for the limited purposes of either:
- COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, including measures to protect homeless populations (examples include isolation and quarantine or the housing of displaced persons);
- housing workers performing essential business activities and essential government functions within the County; or
- housing individuals staying overnight in Marin to perform the essential activity of caring for the health and safety needs of a family member.
SHORT-TERM RENTAL CODE COMPLIANCE
To report non-compliance of shelter in place order or complaints, please contact the County of Marin’s short-term rental hotline at (415) 300-4445 or submit online by filling out the form.