San Mateo County has released for public comment a revised draft ordinance to govern short-term rentals in the Coastal Zone, where all or part of a residence is rented for less than 30 consecutive days. This is currently not an allowed use in a residential zone, but the practice has been increasing. The draft ordinance would add short-term rentals as an allowed use in the unincorporated areas of the San Mateo County Coastal Zone, subject to a permit, payment of Transient Occupancy Tax and other requirements, such as a limit of 180 nights per year unless the owner is present.
MCC will discuss this issue at two upcoming meetings: July 13 and 27. Comments on the revised draft ordinance are requested by July 29, 2016, to Ellie Dallman firstname.lastname@example.org (please limit to one typed page). For background, see MCC page on this issue with presentations and minutes from prior meetings, and the County page. Next steps will be review of comments, environmental review, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, and CA Coastal Commission.