Short-Term vacation Rental Program

Placer County is establishing standards for short-term vacation rentals in unincorporated areas of Placer County.

Short-term vacation rentals are residential units rented for 30 days or less, typically advertised for vacation rentals on web-based platforms. The County currently requires a Transient Occupancy Tax certificate to operate a vacation rental in Placer County. The County is proposing to establish permitting requirements for short-term vacation rentals including regulations for noise, parking, waste collection, occupancy limits, and guest safety.

Information for Existing Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Short Term Rental Ordinance - Effective date January 1, 2020

Placer County currently requires that the Good Neighbor flyer be listed within the interior of a rental unit:
Good Neighbor Flyer
Vacation Rental Hotline

In August, Placer County launched a new round-the-clock complaint hotline to report nuisances related to short-term vacation rental properties. Operated by Host Compliance, the hotline is intended to offer neighbors a simple, anonymous alternative to calling law enforcement to report non-emergency issues like noise or parking problems caused by short-term rental guests. The hotline number is 530-448-8003. Complaints may also be filed online:


Questions can be directed to:

Kally Kedinger-Cecil
Planning Services Division