Short Term Rental

Background

Short term rentals (STRs) refer to rooms or residences that are rented for short periods of time, typically less than 30 days. Hosted STRs are rentals where the homeowner or primary occupant of the residence is present during the rental period. Non-hosted STRs are rentals where the homeowner or primary resident is absent during the rental period.

Short Term Rental Regulations 

The Dublin Municipal Code (DMC) regulates STRs under the Bed and Breakfast use type. DMC Section 8.08 defines a Bed and Breakfast as follows:

The term Bed and Breakfast Inn shall mean a transient lodging establishment (other than a hotel or motel) primarily engaged in providing overnight or otherwise temporary lodging for the general public and may provide meals to those receiving transient lodging.

A Bed and Breakfast requires approval of a Conditional Use Permit by the Planning Commission. In addition, a Bed and Breakfast is required to obtain a Dublin business license and pay Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT). Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs) are prohibited from being rented for less than 30 days (DMC Sections 8.80.030.O and 8.80.040.I; thus, prohibiting ADUs and JADUs from being used as STRs.

Information and Permitting

For more information or to apply for a Conditional Use Permit for a STR, please contact the Planning Division at planningpermits@dublin.ca.gov or call 925-833-6610.