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Occupancy restriction

Four Adults per bedroom

Length of Stay
30 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
Application fee of $1,370, including a one-time credit of $150 Yearly renewal of $885
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes, Short Term Rental license
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required and its recurring.
Guest Record
Yes, and must be maintained for 3 years.
Zoning

It is permitted in residential areas and there is a limit of one STR on parcels under 2 acres and two STRs on parcels over 2 acres in the mountain and desert regions.

Occupancy taxes and fees

Transient Occupancy Tax (7%)

Insurance requirement

Yes (price varies depending on the property)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Adequate parking must be provided for guest

Advertising Requirement

Yes, a license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

Yes, (10 pm - 7 am daily)

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are not required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

Yes, (1 parcel under 2 acres in the mountain and deserts regions)

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

No, there are no restrictions

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

What is short term rental?

Joshua Tree, define a short-term rental unit as a residential dwelling unit or portion thereof rented or otherwise used for residential transient occupancy for 30 consecutive calendar days or less.

Are there STR regulations that affect property owners?

Yes, There are Short Term regulations that affect properties in Joshua Tree.

Is there any short-term rental-related tax?

Yes, there are short-term rental taxes to be collected and remitted to the County.

Is it only individuals that are permitted to operate short-term rental?

Yes, Short term rental hosts are to have a permit to operate a business in Joshua Tree, issued by County Code Enforcement.

What are the procedures and requirement for the neighborhood approval?

Hosts may be required to notify their neighbors of their intent to operate a short-term rental and provide them with contact information in case of any issues or complaints. While neighborhood approval is not required, it's always a good idea for hosts to be considerate of their neighbors and communicate openly about their plans to operate a short-term rental.

Do I need a neighborhood approval?

Neighborhood approval is not required to operate short term rentals.

Building, Health & Safety Regulation
Which of these taxes does Airbnb or other booking company collect?
What zoning laws affect Short Term Rentals?

It is permitted in residential areas and there is a limit of one STR on parcels under 2 acres and two STRs on parcels over 2 acres in the mountain and desert regions.

Is there any guest record requirement?

Yes, there are short-term rental taxes to be collected and remitted to the County.

Do i require any license(s) for STR?

Yes, A Short-term rental Permit from the San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

Transient Occupancy Tax(TOT) - 7%: To collect this tax, hosts will have to apply for Transient Occupancy Tax Registration Certificate from the San Bernardino County Tax Collector's Office, which involves submitting an application and paying a registration fee. The certificate must be renewed annually.

Hosts who fail to collect and remit the TOT or obtain a Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate may be subject to penalties and fines.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

Transient Occupancy Tax(TOT) - 7%: To collect this tax, hosts will have to apply for Transient Occupancy Tax Registration Certificate from the San Bernardino County Tax Collector's Office, which involves submitting an application and paying a registration fee. The certificate must be renewed annually.

Hosts who fail to collect and remit the TOT or obtain a Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate may be subject to penalties and fines.

Tax
What ZIP Codes have been prohibited for STR use?

There are no prohibited zip codes for the use of STR in Joshua Tree.

What types of properties are eligible for short-term rentals?
  • The property must be located in an area that is zoned for residential use
  • The property must be the primary residence of the host
  • The property must meet certain health and safety standards
  • The property must be located on a paved road with adequate access for emergency vehicles
  • The property must comply with certain occupancy limits, noise restrictions, and other
Does occupancy limit affect STR?

Yes, the Occupancy limit affect STR in Joshua Tree.

What STR regulations affect me as an Owner?

In Joshua Tree, short-term vacation rentals are now subject to short-term residential permits, code inspections and enforcement, transient occupancy tax, advertising specifications, and more.

The supervisors also put a limit on the number of STR permits for any individual person, corporation, personal or family trust, LLC or LLP at two permits — those with more than two STRs will be grandfathered in to keep their existing rentals.

What are the procedures or requirements for keeping the guest records?

Steps to get a permit in Joshua Tree:

1. Step 1: Apply online through the County's Portal, and submit the $1,370 initial application fee.

https://str.sbcounty.gov/getting-started/#information

2. Step 2: A Code Enforcement Officer will conduct an exterior inspection of the property to verify compliance with the County's requirements.

3. Step 3: Add your permit number to your Airbnb listing.

Fee

The fee for a Short-Term Rental Permit in Joshua Tree are:

To obtain a short-term rental license, hosts need to pay an initial application fee of $1,370, including a one-time credit of $150 for the installation of an outdoor noise monitoring device. The license is renewable annually for $885.

Notification
What are the occupancy limits for STR?

Two people per bedroom plus two additional people per rental unit.

What other STR regulations am i obligated to observe?

The ordinance also includes regulations related to occupancy limits, parking requirements, and noise restrictions, among other things. Occupancy limits of four people for a one-bedroom or studio unit, with two additional guests allowed for each additional bedroom up to a maximum of 12 total guests.

What are the penalties and fines for non compliance?

Operating an STR without a valid STR Permit within the County of San Bernardino will result in a fine of $1000 per day, or imprisonment in the County jail for a period of not more than six months, or by both such base fine and imprisonment.

For the second offense $2000 and $5000 for the third offense within 12 months.

Is there any official regulatory body or authority?

The San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department is the major regulatory body. Other bodies include; the San Bernardino County Tax Collector's Office and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

How can i contact the authority?

San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department:

Website: https://cms.sbcounty.gov/lus/Short-TermRentals.aspx

Phone: (909) 387-8311

Email: LUSShortTermRental@lus.sbcounty.gov

Which jurisdictions are exempted from the regulations?

There are no exempted Jurisdiction.

What are the requirements and fees for the permit (s)?

Steps to get a permit in Joshua Tree:

1. Step 1: Apply online through the County's Portal, and submit the $1,370 initial application fee.

https://str.sbcounty.gov/getting-started/#information

2. Step 2: A Code Enforcement Officer will conduct an exterior inspection of the property to verify compliance with the County's requirements.

3. Step 3: Add your permit number to your Airbnb listing.

Fee

The fee for a Short-Term Rental Permit in Joshua Tree are:

To obtain a short-term rental license, hosts need to pay an initial application fee of $1,370, including a one-time credit of $150 for the installation of an outdoor noise monitoring device. The license is renewable annually for $885.

Basic Information
Occupancy restriction

Four Adults per bedroom

Length of Stay
30 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
Application fee of $1,370, including a one-time credit of $150 Yearly renewal of $885
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes, Short Term Rental license
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required and its recurring.
Guest Record
Yes, and must be maintained for 3 years.
Zoning

It is permitted in residential areas and there is a limit of one STR on parcels under 2 acres and two STRs on parcels over 2 acres in the mountain and desert regions.

Occupancy taxes and fees

Transient Occupancy Tax (7%)

Insurance requirement

Yes (price varies depending on the property)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Adequate parking must be provided for guest

Advertising Requirement

Yes, a license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

Yes, (10 pm - 7 am daily)

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are not required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

Yes, (1 parcel under 2 acres in the mountain and deserts regions)

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

No, there are no restrictions

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

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