Short Term Rental Moratorium in West Marin

The Marin County Board of Supervisors first adopted Short Term Rental (STR) regulations in 2018, requiring operators to obtain both a Business License and Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate, and establishing “Good Neighbor” policies to alleviate the impacts of STRs on surrounding communities.

However, with housing supply, community workforce, and public safety as motivators, the Board adopted a two year moratorium, ending May 23, 2024, on new STRs in the West Main Area (also known as the Measure W Tax Area). Specifically, the moratorium area includes unincorporated central and western Marin, from Dillon Beach/Tomales to the North, San Geronimo Valley and Nicasio in central Marin, and the communities of Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, and Bolinas to the south. Find out if a property is subject to the current moratorium.

County staff will work to update the County’s STR Ordinance to improve the availability of middle- and lower-income housing in the West Marin Area, while maintaining existing coastal access. Please subscribe to this webpage (in the upper right corner) to receive updates on this process.

Operators within the West Marin area, with a valid business license and Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate, and those in the unincorporated communities outside West Marin, may continue to operate STRs in accordance with the County’s standards.

For questions regarding this matter, please review our STR Frequently Asked Questions or contact our office.

West Marin STR Moratorium Board of Supervisor Meeting Documents

May 24, 2022
June 21, 2022