On October 20, 2020, Murrieta City Council passed a short-term vacation rental ordinance that is balanced to protect the livelihood of live-in STVR hosts, provide alternative rental options to visitors, and ensure that residents have the protections they want and need in their neighborhoods.
The City's STVR ordinance allows hosted rentals (owner lives on-site) in residential areas and limits non-hosted (whole-home) rentals to certain larger rural and estate-zoned properties.
Non-hosted STVRs are 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.
The City has begun accepting permit applications and will issue them 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.