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The Orinda City Council recently passed an ordinance approving Orinda Municipal Code Section 17.3.12, which creates a short-term rental registration system with the following requirements:
Property owner must affirm that short-term rentals comply with all applicable building, fire, health and zoning codes.
The registration fee is $100 and must be renewed annually along with a renewal fee of $50. The City Council will reconsider the ordinance in October 2018, after one year of implementation.
Property owners who are currently operating short-term rentals have a two month grace period to register existing rentals (October 5 - December 5). After December 5, the City has the authority to pursue code enforcement on unregistered short-term rentals.
AirBnb, the most common short-term rental online hosting platform, has partnered with the City's Finance Department to collect transient occupancy tax as an integrated service on their host platform and will pass this revenue on to the City. This means that hosts using the AirBnb platform will not have to separately pay this tax to the city.
Ready to register your short-term rental?
Visit the Planning Department website to
download the short-term rental and
TOT registration forms HERE,
or pick up the forms in person at the
Planning Department counter on the lower level of City Hall (22 Orinda Way).
Registration can be completed via mail or in person during the
Planning Department's counter hours: Monday - Thursday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Comments or questions about the new short-term rental ordinance?
Please contact Daisy Allen, Senior Planner,
at 925-253-4238 or firstname.lastname@example.org