Short Term Rentals In Our Neighborhood

Thank You City Council

By a 3-2 vote, Council approved the ordinance restricting STRs in residential areas on December 14th, 2017.

What this means

Short-term rentals will no longer be allowed in R-1 and R-2 neighborhoods, with the exception of owner-occupied STRs, meaning the owner is present during the rental. No new permits will be issued in these neighborhoods. Existing STRs in these residential zones will be phased out by December 31, 2019. The new ordinance went into effect on January 13, 2018.

Please report problems to code enforcement.

Palm Desert Short-Term Rental Hotline:
(760) 346-0611 

After hours: (760) 833-7998

What Happens in Other Cities and Around the World

The view of the California Supreme Court

“Transient rentals . . . undoubtedly affect the essential character of a neighborhood and the stability of a community. Short-term tenants have little interest in public agencies or in the welfare of the citizenry. They do not participate in local government, coach Little League, or join the hospital guild. They do not lead a scout troop, volunteer at the library, or keep an eye on an elderly neighbor. Literally, they are here today and gone tomorrow without engaging in the sort of activities that weld and strengthen a community.”

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