County-Wide Vacation Rentals

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
County-Wide Vacation Rentals
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
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
701 Ocean Street, 4th floor
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone : (831) 454-3201


Santa Cruz
State Highways
Hwy 1, 17

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
County of Santa Cruz
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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