Short Term Rentals


Short Term Rentals

A Short Term Rental (STR) is a rental of residential property for a lease term of thirty days or less. The County currently requires all Short Term Rental operators obtain both a Business License and Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate from the Department of Finance, and comply with operating requirements established by the Community Development Agency.

The County is currently working on a Short Term Rental Ordinance Update to improve the availability of middle- and lower-income housing, while maintaining access to economic opportunities, services and activities in the unincorporated areas of the County and end the moratorium in West Marin. Follow the links below for more information about Short Term Rentals in the unincorporated areas of the County.

News and Announcements 

On November 13th the Planning Commission voted to recommend that the Board of Supervisors review and approve the proposed Short Term Rental Ordinance regulations with the following amendments:

  • Exclude Dillon Beach and Seadrift from caps in both the Townships and Countywide Caps.
  • Reduce the Ultimate Township and Countywide caps to the number of STRs that were in place when the first STR Ordinance was adopted in August 2018.
  • The definition of “change of ownership” should be modified to allow the transfer of STR Licenses to a spouse or children.
  • Existing STRs in multi-family units (properties with 3 or more units on site) and condos will be allowed to receive one two-year license, but the STR license cannot be renewed.
  • Provide sufficient onsite parking for STR guests.

The Board of Supervisors meeting to consider the proposed regulations is tentatively scheduled for early January 2024.

Additional information about next steps will be provided in the coming weeks. Please be sure to subscribe to this page to ensure that you receive updates.

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Short Term Rental Ordinance Update


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Frequently Asked Questions



Rental Owner Operator Information


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Report a Short Term Rental Issue



Short Term Background Information


Short Term Rentals Moratorium

Short Term Rentals Moratorium in West Marin