• The above limits can only be exceeded if the renter obtains a Special Use Permit from the City.
• Occupancy limits must be stated in all advertising of the STVR unit.
• All trash must be placed in proper containers.
• Unless on trash pick-up day, all trash containers must out of view from the street.
• Renters shall park only in the garage, driveway, and/or carport.
• Daytime guests of the renters may park in the street directly in front of the rental property.
• STVR Rules must be posted in a conspicuous place within the rental unit.
• STVR Rules must be part of the guest vacation rental agreement signed by the renter.
• Renter and Rental Property Owner must abide by the City’s Noise Ordinance.
• No renter may use a sound device (radios, sound systems, etc…) outside of the dwelling unit between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
• Removal of fences between units to create a “compound” effect is prohibited.
STVR Complaints, Fines:
• Neighbors may complain about a STVR violation by calling the Vacation Rental Hotline at (760) 833-1800, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. (False complaints are subject to graduated fines of $100/$250/$500 per incident).
• Rental owners, the owner’s authorized agent or representative and/or the owner’s designated local contact person shall be available at all times during the vacation rental period and must respond to a complaint within 45 minutes or be subjected to all administrative, legal, and equitable remedies available to the city. Failure to respond to a complaint may include a $500 fine for each occurrence. A STVR permit may be suspended for repeat violations.
STVR Permits, Fees:
• Before renting a STVR, the owner of the property must obtain a STVR permit from the City and pay an annual fee of $415. The permit must be renewed annually.
• Failure to obtain a STVR permit from the City after July 12, 2017, the owner of the dwelling unit may be subjected to a fine up to $5,000 for each non-permitted rental occurrence.
• If the STVR unit is located within the boundaries of a homeowners association or community association and/or subjected to CC&Rs, then the owner must obtain a letter authorizing the STVR from the association, or if no association, prove that the CC&Rs allow STVR.
• A STVR permit may be denied by the City if unresolved City code compliance cases, outstanding City fines or fees, or City liens have been placed on the property.
• All STVR units shall be inspected initially and annually by the City.
• Neighbors within 100 feet of a STVR unit must be notified annually by the City as the owner’s expense.
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Noise Ordinance Changes:
In order to better identify the occurrence of a noise violation, the City Council approved new rules for the City’s noise ordinance. These rules go into effect on May 12, 2017:
• Daytime and night hours are standardized throughout such that night hours are always 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
• In most cases references to different sources of noise are eliminated in favor of decibel readings that apply regardless of the source of the noise.
• Decibel levels are established as the indicator that a violation has occurred according to the following table: