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When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand the regulations in Placer County. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. We’ll continue to update this information as more becomes available. If you have questions, contact the Community Development Resource Agency directly, or consult a local lawyer or tax professional.
Hosts must obtain a business license, TOT certificate, and short-term permit in order to provide stays for less than 30 days. There are only 3,900 short-term rental permits available in Eastern Placer County, and only one permit will be issued per property. While owner-occupied rentals must obtain a permit, they are exempt from the permit cap.
Hosts must renew their short-term rental permit on an annual basis.
Registration is required to host in Placer County. Apply online to continue hosting short-term stays.
Once the 3,900 permit cap is reached, the County will maintain the overall cap inventory as permits are not renewed or revoked. On a quarterly basis starting on July 1, 2022, the County will open up the application process to those on the waitlist. Applications will be processed based on the date of receipt of the application, starting with the oldest date.
Refer to the ordinance for operating requirements related to noise, trash, parking, occupancy, and building and fire code safety. Violations will result in fines starting at $1,500 per day.
Taxes and fees
Hosts in Eastern Placer County are required to collect and remit the 10% TOT and 1-2% TBID on short-term stays. Get more info.
The short-term rental application fee is $306 for all permit types.
Our commitment to your community
We are committed to working with local officials to help them understand how Airbnb benefits our community. Where needed, we will continue to advocate for changes that will allow people to rent out their own homes.