The Redwood City Council adopted new regulations for short term rentals in Redwood City. Transient Occupancy Tax funds received from short term rentals to support affordable housing programs and administration.
- Primary Residence. A primary residence is a dwelling unit where a person has been physically present and that the person regards as home A person may only have one primary residence at any given time.
- Annual Limit for Unhosted Rentals. A primary residence may be occupied as a short-term rental for no more than 120 days per calendar year where no host is present.
- No Limit for Hosted Rentals. There shall be no limit on the number of days a primary residence may be occupied as a short-term rental where the host is present.
- Local Contact Person. Hosts shall identify a local contact person to be available during the term of an unhosted stay. This person shall respond to complaints.
- Parking. Existing on-site spaces shall be made available to short-term renters.
- Special Events. Special events such as weddings and corporate retreats are prohibited.
- Registration. Registration and payment of Transient Occupancy Tax are required.