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Vacation Rental Ordinance Update

Proposed Coastal Zone Vacation Rental Regulation Update

The Board of Supervisors will hear a proposed amendment to Chapter 26C of the Sonoma County Municipal Code tentatively scheduled for September 26, 2023.

The goal of the proposed amendment is to align vacation rental regulations in the Coastal Zone with inland regulations.  If passed by the Board of Supervisors, Vacation Rentals in the Coastal Zone would be required to get a permit and business license to legally operate a vacation rental property in Sonoma County's Coastal Zone.

If passed, any vacation rental in the Coastal Zone that has been legally operating prior to the effective date of the Ordinance would have one year from the effective date to obtain a vacation rental license.

Text of the draft amendment (PDF)