Sonoma County, California, Approves Updated Regulations on Vacation Rentals

Sonoma County, California, supervisors passed updated regulations on vacation rental units, restricting them in some areas and banning them wholesale in others. The rules will bar the approval of new rentals in areas that are considered to have an insufficient concentration of residential housing, including those in the unincorporated communities of Geyserville, Glen Ellen, Graton, and Guerneville. The Sonoma County Board will have flexibility going forward to set limits on vacation rentals in certain areas that have the highest number of them, including along the coastline and the lower Russian River area. The ordinance also limits who can hold a vacation rental permit across the county. Individual people of trusts can have only one permit at a time, while corporate entities cannot hold new rental permits. The updates will be inapplicable to existing vacation rental properties or holders of valid permits.

CBS Bay Area (08/04/22)

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