Short-Term Rentals

On April 10, 2012, the City Council passed Ordinance 2012-2 permitting 25 short-term rentals to operate within the City's jurisdiction. Short-term rental is defined as the renting of a residential unit for a period of less than 30 days. The City currently has a waiting list for property owners interested in applying for a "Short-Term Rental Permit." Please contact the Planning Department to inquire about getting your property onto the waiting list for a short-term rental permit.

If you are aware of a short-term rental that is operating within the City of St. Helena and does not have a Short-Term Rental Permit, please report it along with any supporting documentation to our code enforcement team by sending an email.

Short-Term Rental Regulations (SHMC Section 17.22.200) (PDF) is the City of St Helena zoning code addressing short-term rentals.

Learn more about the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) in St. Helena.

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