Short-Term Rental Permitting Requirement Effective June 6th

At its regular meeting of May 7, 2018, the City Council approved an ordinance requiring operators of short-term rentals within Piedmont to obtain a permit from the City. This requirement, which becomes effective on June 6, 2018, allows owners or tenants of single-family dwellings to seek a permit to operate hosted or non-hosted short-term rentals as long as the dwelling is the occupant’s primary legal residence.

The ordinance passed by the City Council regulates many aspects of hosting short-term rentals, including the following:

  • Short-term rentals must be a minimum of two consecutive nights, but not more than thirty days.
  • Short-term rentals may be rented for a maximum of sixty days per calendar year.
  • Short-term rentals may not be rented for events, parties or gatherings.
  • Only single family dwellings may be used as short-term rentals. Accessory dwelling units and multi-family dwelling units are prohibited from use as a short-term rental.
  • Revenue generated by short-term rentals is subject to the City’s rental tax.
  • Residents operating a short-term rental without a permit or in violation of the ordinance will be subject to a $1,500 fine for the first offence and fines of $5,000 for any subsequent offences.

For full information on the regulations governing short-term rentals, as well as to find the application for a short-term rental permit, please see the links below:

Short-Term Rental Permit Application Form

May 7, 2018 City Council Agenda Report (Including Text of Ordinance)

Application forms and information regarding the requirements and process for obtaining a short-term rental permit are also available at City Hall. Residents with questions regarding the short-term rental permit application and process should contact Planning Director Kevin Jackson at (510) 420-3039 or kjackson@piedmont.ca.gov.