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Short-Term Rentals in Sausalito

Short-Term Rentals in Sausalito

Post Date:02/23/2018 3:15 p.m.
The City of Sausalito defines "short-term rental" as the rental of a dwelling unit, accessory unit, or room/rooms of a dwelling unit for a duration of less than thirty days. Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway are among the most popular short-term rental services. The Sausalito Municipal Code prohibits short-term rentals. Short-term rentals are not listed as an allowed use in residential zoning districts and therefore are not allowed.

Code enforcement of short-term rental violations is on a complaint basis. The City's Code Enforcement Division has investigated 33 cases of short-term rental activities to date. Of the 33 cases:
  • 21 cases were issued compliance orders, and these properties ceased their short-term rental activity
  • 6 cases were closed after $1,000 fines were issued
  • 6 cases were closed after it was discovered that the properties were not operating as short-term rentals or there was a lack of evidence

If you wish to report short-term rental activity in Sausalito, please complete and submit a Code Complaint Form to the Code Enforcement Officer of the Community Development Department. Violations can be fined $1,000 for the first offense, $2,000 for the second offense, and $5,000 for the third and subsequent offenses (Sausalito Municipal Code Section 1.10.110.B).

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