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Short Term Rentals

We regulate Short Term Rentals (STR) in unincorporated Marin.

What is a STR?

A STR is a rental of residential property for 30 days or less.

What's new?

On June 25th, 2024, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider fees for the STR license application. Review the public notice. For more information about the Board of Supervisors hearing, please visit the Board of Supervisors hearings webpage.

On May 7th, 2024, the Board of Supervisors adopted new STR rules.  Learn more about the changes and when the changes may take effect. 

Subscribe to the STR listserv to receive updates about the STR program, including when and how to apply for a STR license.

Questions and Answers

Type in the address or Assessor Parcel Number in this lookup tool.

Check out the Transient Occupancy Tax portal to search for active STRs and access other data. 

The STR license application process must be developed before the County can accept an STR License application. As a result, you will not have to apply for a STR license before you renew your Business License this summer. Follow the Department of Finance's renewal requirements and continue to pay your Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT). The County will let you know when you can apply for a STR license.

License preference will go to STR owners who registered to operate before January 1, 2024. It is likely you would be placed on a wait list to apply for a STR license. That said, the STR license application process must be developed before the County can accept an STR License application. The application process will be posted online when complete. Subscribe to the STR listserv to receive an update on this process.

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Subscribe to the STR listserv to receive news and learn about upcoming events.

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Page updated May 21, 2024