The City is asking for your help in registering your vacation rental. In order to protect and preserve the residential character of neighborhoods where vacation rentals operate, the City Council passed a short-term rental ordinance last year which went into effect July 1, 2015.
The City of Goleta’s Short-Term Rental Ordinance applies to anyone who rents out a self-contained dwelling unit (i.e. house, apartment, condo, guest house). A room rental is not a dwelling unit, and therefore not subject to the ordinance.
The Short-Term Rental Permit allows the City and law enforcement to better regulate these uses and creates a registry of vacation rentals within the City of Goleta. Obtaining a permit also allows neighbors to be protected from unruly guests.
For more information and to download the appropriate forms, click here.