Vacation Home Rentals (VHRs)

For current COVID-19 restrictions, visit the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy website. State industry guidance for hotels, lodging and short term rentals provides detailed information for Vacation Rentals. 



Permitting Process for New VHRs

A VHR is defined as an entire property rented for fewer than 30 consecutive calendar days. A VHR permit is required for all properties meeting the definition of a VHR (entire home). New Vacation Home Rental Permits are not allowed in residential areas. 


How do I get a new or renewal permit for a non-residential area?  (<-click link)


How can I find what areas are permitted?  

Click here for the map of the permitted areas.  The City limits are designated by the black line outline.  Within the City Limits, any SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE (house, condo, townhouse, fractional ownership) in any area other than those in the pink background area is permitted.  Type your prospective address in the search icon bar to determine if permissible.  Note:  in some areas it is parcel by parcel so don't try to guess.


Contact Info

VHRs in Non-Residential Areas: (530) 542-6071 

Qualified VHRs and Hosted Rentals: (530) 542-6011; vhr@cityofslt.us, hostedrentals@cityofslt.us.

VHR Enforcement: (530) 542-7474.

VHR Investigator: (530) 542-6071 (during business hours).