Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals are a big business and they can help pay for mortgages and other property improvements. However, in order to protect residential neighborhoods from the impact of partying vacationers, Sonoma County zoning restricts where and how vacation rentals are allowed. You can still create one, but you have to make sure you have purchased the right piece of land.

Sonoma County Vacation Rental Resources:


Vacation Rentals Ordinance
Note: The vacation rental ordinance has not been adopted for the Sonoma coast (i.e. Sea Ranch, Bodega Bay) and is not applicable to rentals in those communities.

Application Package

Vacation Rental Handout — Forms and Instructions

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax page and Forms

Frequently Asked Questions

Vacation Rental (FAQs)


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