Short-term Rental License

picutre keysOn March 24, 2022, the City Council approved a new licensing requirement for properties used as a short-term rental.  A short-term rental (STR) is a residential dwelling, or part of, that is rented on a short-term basis (30 days or less).  STRs are commonly found advertised on and rented through on-line platforms such as Airbnb or VRBO.  The new regulations will require the host or property owner of the STR to obtain a business license prior to operation.


Applications will begin to be accepted on May 2, 2022 and will become required as of May 14, 2022.  The Business License for a short-term rental is $101.76 for the first year and is renewed annually.  Applications are submitted on-line through the Business License Portal.


Important information for short-term rental operators:

  • Short-term rental units are limited to a maximum occupancy of no more than 2 people per bedroom plus 2 additional guests between the hours of 10 PM and 7 AM.
  • The short-term rental host must collect the required transient occupancy tax.  The host is required to remit the collected tax to the city within 30 days following the end of each calendar quarter.  TOT rate is 12%.

 Stay informed and sign-up for the Notify Me service to receive email updates on short-term rental licensing. 

For more information, contact the Planning Division by phone (916) 727-4740 or by email planning@citrusheights.net.   

Implementation Schedule

City Council Adopted Licensing Changes March 24, 2022 
Business License Application becomes available on-line May 2, 2022
Business License Requirement becomes effective May 14, 2022