Short -Term Vacation Rentals

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Murrieta Short-Term Rental Snapshot

  • On October 20, 2020, Murrieta City Council passed an ordinance that establishes a framework for Short Term Vacation Rental (STVR) operations. It establishes rules for STVR operations, allows hosted rentals in residential areas and focuses non-hosted rentals to certain larger rural and estate-zoned properties.
  • This follows a series of community workshops and direct outreach from hundreds of residents, property and business owners, who overwhelmingly voiced support for regulation of STVR’s in the City.
  • The Council sought a balance that would protect the livelihood of live-in STVR hosts, provide alternative rental options to visitors, and ensure that local residents have the protections they want and need in their neighborhoods.
  • Hosted units, where the owner is onsite, represent an estimated 45% of the City’s total STVRs and are allowed in all residential zones.
  • Non-hosted STVRs will be permitted in larger estate and rural-zoned areas (ER-1, ER-2, and RR). Non-hosted units in ER-1 and ER-2 require a 300-foot separation from one another as measured from all property lines (ER-1 and ER-2).
  • The City will issue permits on a first-come, first-served basis up to a maximum of 300 permits. Any additional applications will go to a waiting list. If a permit becomes available, the City will review them in the order received.
  • Enforcement will begin in early 2021. The City will work directly with STVR owners and hosts to support a smooth transition.


View STVR City Council Meeting and related documents here.