The San Diego City Council Moving Closer to Regulating Short Term Vacation Rentals
The San Diego City Council has approved fees to be charged to those seeking a license to operate short-term vacation rentals.
Licenses for homes rented more than 20 days will cost $1,000 a year. Licenses for rentals where the owner lives onsite will cost $225. Licenses for homes rented fewer than 20 days per year will cost $100. Licenses for rentals where the owner lives onsite will cost $225. Revenues from the fees will go toward staffing, software, and enforcement.
A lottery system is being crafted by city staff that will distribute the licenses that fall under the cap system. The city will limit licenses to about 1% of the city’s total housing stock. (Excluding Mission Beach, which will have it’s own cap at 30% of the neighborhood housing stock)
San Diego City staff estimated there would be 1,081 licenses available in Mission Beach and 5,416 licenses in the rest of the city.
Whether the City Council’s decision to agree to the regulations, on the condition that good hosts be given priority in obtaining licenses, is needing approval by the California Coastal Commission
If the CCC approves the lottery system presented then homeowners looking the operate a vacation rental for more than 20 days will be able to apply for a license between March 1, 2022-April 15, 2022. The new regulations are expected to be enforced starting July 2022. However many residents have requested that the enforcements begin after San Diego’s tourism season.