Current Humboldt County Ordinance for Vacation Rentals

HUMBOLDT COUNTY ZONING REGULATIONS

Section 314-37 CHAPTER 4, PAGE 69 314-37 “V” COMBINING ZONE DESIGNATIONS

314-37.1 V – VACATION HOME RENTAL

37.1.1 Purpose. The purpose of these regulations is to increase and enhance coastal public access, access to other County visitor serving facilities, to preserve the residential character of neighborhoods by controlling and regulating transient uses which may be incompatible with the character of the neighborhood. (Former Section INL#315-10(A); Added by Ord. 2154, Sec. 2, 12/9/97)

37.1.2 Applicability. These regulations shall apply to all lands designated “V” on the zoning maps. (Former Section INL#315-10(B); Added by Ord. 2154, Sec. 2, 12/9/97) 37.1.3 Principally Permitted Uses. The following uses are principally permitted on all lands designated with the “V” or Vacation Home Rental Combining Zone:

37.1.3.1 Vacation Home Rentals as defined in Section C: Index of Definitions of Language and Legal Terms. (Former Section INL#315-10(C)(1); Added by Ord. 2154, Sec. 2, 12/9/97) 37.1.4 Performance Standards. All vacation home rentals are subject to the following performance standards:

37.1.4.1 Compliance with residential parking standards as required by Section 314- 109.1 of this code; (Former Section INL#315-10(D)(1); Added by Ord. 2154, Sec. 2, 12/9/97)

37.1.4.2 The number of occupants shall not exceed ten (10) persons. (Former Section INL#315-10(D)(2); Added by Ord. 2154, Sec. 2, 12/9/97) 37.1.4.3 Availability of the rental unit to the public shall not be advertised on-site; (Former Section INL#315-10(D)(3); Added by Ord. 2154, Sec. 2, 12/9/97)

37.1.4.4 Owners of rental units must provide the name, address and telephone number of a contact person for the unit to all occupied residences within a 300 foot radius of the rental unit. The notice shall be mailed to property owners prior to renting the unit and thereafter as contact information changes. An owner of a rental unit who does not reside in a five-mile radius of the residence being rented, shall designate a person within a 5-mile radius of the rental unit, as the local contact person. The owner or contact person must be available 24 hours a day to respond to tenant and neighborhood questions or concerns and to otherwise be responsible for assuring that the rental unit complies with the requirements of this Section and other applicable provisions of the code; (Former Section INL#315-10(D)(4); Added by Ord. 2154, Sec. 2, 12/9/97) HUMBOLDT COUNTY ZONING REGULATIONS

Section 314-39 CHAPTER 4, PAGE 70 37.1.4.5 Prior to commencing vacation home rentals, the applicant shall obtain a Business license from the Humboldt County Tax Collector. The owner/operator shall collect and remit to the Humboldt County Tax Collector the transient occupancy tax; (Former Section INL#315-10(D)(5); Added by Ord. 2154, Sec. 2, 12/9/97)

37.1.4.6 It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that trash will be disposed of (picked-up) on a weekly basis. (Former Section INL#315-10(D)(6); Added by Ord. 2154, Sec. 2, 12/9/97)

37.1.4.7 Compliance with the requirements of this Section shall be considered conditions of approval. Noncompliance will constitute a nuisance subject to administrative penalties and revocation of the business license. (Former Section INL#315-10(D)(7); Added by Ord. 2154, Sec. 2, 12/9/97)

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