Vacation Rental Ordinance

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Vacation Rental Ordinance
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The new Vacation Rental Ordinance applies to residential districts only.

Document Description
The proposed project would add Section 13.10.694 to the County Code to regulate vacation rentals, which are currently not regulated. The proposed vacation rental ordinance would: 1) apply countywide; 2) require a permitting/registration process; 3) require payment of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT); 4) require signage identifying a structure as a vacation rental and a local contact responsible for responding to complaints; 5) require a dispute resolution process; and 6) subject the property owner to the enforcement provisions found in County Code Chapter 19. The proposed Ordinance would apply to apply to all residentially zoned parcels located within the unincorporated portion of Santa Cruz County. In the "Live Oak Designated Area" only, limits on the total number of vacation units in the area and on any block would be established.

Contact Information
Matthew Johnston
Santa Cruz County
Lead/Public Agency
701 Ocean Street, 4th floor
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone : (831) 454-3201


Santa Cruz
State Highways
Hwy 1, 17

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 9, Acres 3.47)
Local Action
General Plan Element New Ordinance
Project Issues
Land Use/Planning
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

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