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Vacation Rentals Ordinances

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a vacation rental ordinance on March 15, 2016, with an effective date of April 14, 2016. The ordinance and subsequent urgency ordinances that have addressed vacation rentals are below:

Vacation RentalsRevised Vacation Rentals Ordinance (PDF: 73 kB)

Hosted RentalsSpecial Use Standards for Hosted Rentals and Bed and Breakfast Inns (PDF: 39 kB)

Note: The vacation rentals ordinance has not been adopted for the Sonoma coast (e.g. Sea Ranch, Bodega Bay) and is not applicable to rentals in those communities.

Urgency Ordinances

Moratorium on New Vacation Rentals in the Unincorporated County (Adopted June 14, 2022; Expires May 9, 2023)

Temporary Cap on Vacation Rental Ordinance in the First and Fifth Supervisorial Districts (Adopted December 15, 2020; Expires August 6, 2022) 

Sonoma Complex Fire Disaster Recovery Ordinance Chapter 40 Article IV Sec. 40-47(Adopted December 14, 2021; Expires December 31, 2022)

Kincade Disaster Recovery Ordinance Chapter 40A Article IV Sec. 40-47(Adopted December 14, 2021; Expires December 31, 2022) 

LNU Lightning Complex Fires Recovery Ordinance Chapter 40C Article IV Sec. 40-47(Adopted September 15, 2020; Expires December 31, 2022)

Glass Incident Disaster Recovery Chapter 40D Article IV Sec. 40-47 (Adopted November 17, 2020; Expires December 31, 2022)