Manteca bans parties and the like in short-term rentals

From 2022, it will be legal in Manteca for homeowners to use their home as a short-term rental.

But they must obtain business licenses, collect the city’s 12 percent tourist tax, pay 1 percent short-term rental fees, and comply with a series of regulations.

And if someone is caught using their home as a short-term rental without a license, or ignoring city regulations, they will be subject to fines starting at $ 1,500.

The city council adopted on Tuesday at second reading the ordinance governing short-term rentals. This means that the rules will go into effect next month.

The restrictions imposed by the board include:

* prohibiting rental to anyone under 25 years old.

* Houses or entire units cannot be rented.

* only two rooms can be rented in a house or accommodation.

* Owners must use off-street parking and allow only two vehicles per reservation.

* quiet hours are from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m.

* There must be a 100 meter separation from the property line between short term rentals.

* no parties, weddings, social events and / or social gatherings are allowed.

* All owners must have an agent / representative available at all times to address concerns.

Short-term rentals such as those offered on Airbnb can only be rented for 30 days or less. The current rules that restrict the use of short-term rental homes are designed to preserve the character of residential neighborhoods.

As of January 1, 2022, state law allows cities putting in place short-term rental orders to impose fines of $ 1,500 for the first offense, $ 3,000 for the second offense during one calendar year and $ 5,000 for the third and subsequent offenses in the first year of an offense.

This means that unlike other zoning code violations that the state limits the ability of cities to assess fees for people who violate them, any ordinance passed by the city could carry weight if the city decides to do so. apply.

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