County of Monterey Vacation Rental Ordinances (Inland & Coastal)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
County of Monterey Vacation Rental Ordinances (Inland & Coastal)
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Various (County-wide Ordinances)
Document Description
The project consists of three draft ordinances amending the Monterey County Code (MCC) for the purpose of establishing regulations, standards, and circumstances under which vacation rentals may be allowed. These regulations also provide an amortization of investment for existing vacation rental operations to enable those operations to continue for a limited time, provided that the vacation rental activity was established prior to the effective date of the respective ordinances and that the operator is pursuing all necessary County permits, licenses, and entitlements. The regulations limit establishment of vacation rentals to existing, legally established single-family dwellings, with a cap of 6 percent of the total residential single-family housing units in each land use planning area except the Big Sur Coast Land Use Plan Area and low-density residential zoning districts in the Carmel Land Use Plan Area (none allowed).

Contact Information

Melanie Beretti
Agency Name
County of Monterey Housing & Community Development
Job Title
Acting Chief of Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Ordinances for Vacation Rentals)
Local Actions
Draft Ordinances
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Coastal Zone, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Transportation, Water Supply/Groundwater
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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