Vacation Rentals


Recent News:

On November 30, 2016 The City Council of the City of Palm Springs approved increasing the fees and charges for Vacation Rentals from $225.00 to $900.00 effective December 1, 2016.  All new applications received on or after December 1, 2016 will be subject to the fee increase.

Vacation Rental Owners renewing their yearly certificate will be subject to the fee increase starting January 1, 2017. This includes the renewal of all Vacation Rental certificates with an expiration date of December 31, 2016 and later, as the new certificate will be valid January 1, 2017 and later.

In order to meet the growth of the vacation rental program, the City of Palm Springs will be implementing a new Vacation Rental Compliance Department to enforce the regulations and requirements of Palm Springs Municipal Code Chapter 5.25 (Vacation Rentals).  The purpose of this fee increase is to charge vacation rental properties for the direct cost of providing service, regulation and administration.


City of Palm Springs
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Vacation Rental / Event House Outreach Program

In order to improve communications between neighbors,
the City has established a call line, or 'hotline', if you need to register a complaint
about a vacation rental home or event house in your neighborhood. 

The hotline number is (760) 833-7988

In a non-emergency situation, such as a noise complaint,
we ask that you call this number instead of calling the police.
We invite your calls, but ask that you provide the address of
the property in question. Also, if the call is related to a disturbance,
it is important that you call during the event
so that we may respond in a timely manner.


Applying for a Vacation Rental Permit:
In order to establish a new vacation rental property, you must complete the following:

Please note there is a 45 day waiting period. Renting or advertising is prohibited.

Important Vacation Rental Information:
There is no outside amplified noise (i.e., music) allowed at any Short Term Vacation Rental property while being rented. It must be fully contained within the property at all times. Occupancy limits are based on the number of bedrooms at property. See below:

Vacation Rentals Occupancy Chart 

Property Management Agencies:
Please contact Amanda McWilliams (760) 323-8257.

Agency Declaration of Compliance

Letter Regarding Certificate Fee Increase (December 5, 2016)
Vacation Rental Ordinance 1907
Vacation Rental Ordinance 1848

Notice Regarding Advertisements for Short Term Vacation Rentals
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Municipal Code
Vacation Rentals Municipal Code
Good Neighbor Brochure
Palm Springs Disposal Service


Event House information is available from the Planning Department by clicking here




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