San Diego short-term vacation rental applications open Monday. Here’s What to Know – NBC 7 San Diego

For anyone hoping to use their property as a short-term rental in the city of San Diego, the application period should open on October 3. By May 1, 2023, landlords in the City of San Diego who want to use their property as a short-term rental will need a license. Before applying, there are a few things the San Diego City Treasurer wants applicants to know.

Step 1: Obtain a Transitional Occupancy Tax Certificate

According to the city’s website, the first step is for applicants to ensure they have a Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate. It is required for short-term occupancy properties, such as houses, condos, and rooms. This information is available by clicking here.

Step 2: Make sure you are in “paid status”

Next, applicants must ensure that their business unit rental taxes for their property are paid.

Step 3: Decide which level to apply for

To apply for a license, there are four levels to consider depending on your property and what you want to rent out on a short-term basis.

Tier 1 is for properties rented 20 days or less per year. While the guests are present, the owner does not need to be there.

Level 2 is for landlords who rent a room or rooms for more than 20 days per year as long as the landlord or permanent resident is on site.

According to the city, requests for Tiers 1 and 2 will remain indefinitely and there are no limits, but this is not the case for Tiers 3 and 4. There will be 5,416 licenses available for Tier 3 and 1,081 Tier 4 licenses, according to the Treasurer’s Office, based on SANDAG’s latest housing demographic and socioeconomic estimates.

For Tier 3 and Tier 4 permit holders, a minimum stay of two nights is required and properties will be rented over 20 days per year.

Tier 3 is for applicants who do not have a home in Mission Beach, while Tier 4 is for applicants who have a home in Mission Beach. At Level 4, the number of permits issued will not exceed 30% of the Community Planning Area.

With the above information, applicants can begin the application process. Hosts should be prepared to enter information such as the address and number of bedrooms at your property, their contact information, and tax information. Additionally, hosts will be asked to estimate how many days they plan to rent their property and where guests can book to stay.

The Office of the City Treasurer has provided a checklist for candidates which can be found by clicking here.

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