Short-Term Rental Regulations in San Jose, CA 2018-05-24T12:06:03+00:00

Short-Term Rental Regulations in San Jose, CA

Short-Term Rental Regulations in San Jose, CA

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Officially the City of San José, is an economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California. With an estimated 2016 population of 1,015,785, it is the third most populous city in California (after Los Angeles and San Diego) and the tenth most populous in United States. Located in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers an area of 179.97 square miles (466.1 km2). San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, the most affluent county in California and one of the most affluent counties in the United States. San Jose is the largest city in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland Combined Statistical Area, which contain 7.7 million and 8.7 million people respectively.

Short-Term Rental Regulations in San Jose, CA – The definitions set forth in the section shall govern the interpretation of this part:

A. “Adjacent properties” means the dwelling units located to the sides, rear, front, including across the street, above and below, the dwelling unit in which the incidental transient occupancy is located.

B. “Host” means any person, as defined in Title 1 of this Code, who is the owner of record of residential real property, or any person who is a lessee of residential real property pursuant to a written agreement for the lease of such real property, who offers a dwelling unit, or portion thereof, for incidental transient occupancy.

C. “Host present” means the host is present on the premises of the dwelling unit that is being used for incidental transient occupancy during the term of the transient occupancy at all times between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

D. “Hosting platform” means a person that provides a means through which a host may offer a dwelling unit, or portion thereof, for incidental transient occupancy. This service is usually, though not necessarily, provided through an internet based platform and generally allows an owner or tenant to advertise the dwelling unit through a website provided by the hosting platform and provides a means for potential incidental transient users to arrange incidental transient occupancy and payment therefor, whether the transient user pays rent directly to the host or to the hosting platform.

E. “Incidental transient occupancy” means the use or possession or the right to the use or possession of any room or rooms, or portions thereof for dwelling, sleeping or lodging purposes in any one-family dwelling, two-family dwelling, multiple dwelling, mobilehome, live/work unit, or secondary dwelling, by a transient user.

F. “Local contact person” means a person designated by the host who shall be available at all twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week during the term of any transient occupancy for the purpose of (i) responding within sixty minutes to complaints regarding condition or operation of the dwelling unit or portion thereof used for incidental transient occupancy, or the conduct of transient users; and (ii) taking remedial action to resolve such complaints.

G. “Primary residence” means a permanent resident’s usual place of return for housing as documented by motor vehicle registration, driver’s license, voter registration or other such evidence.

H. “Transient user” means a person who exercises occupancy or is entitled to occupancy by reason of concession, permit, right of access, license or other agreement for a period of thirty consecutive calendar days or less, counting portions of calendar days as full calendar days.

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Article Sources:

SHORT TERM RENTALS REGULATION & LICENSING

https://library.municode.com/ca/san_jose/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT20ZO_CH20.80SPUSRE_PT2.5TROCINUSRE

SAN JOSE SUMMARY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose,_California

Short-Term Rental Regulations in San Jose, CA

Posted By Noah Goldfeder

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday April 20th 2018

Short-Term Rental Regulations in San Jose, CA

Posted By Noah Goldfeder

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday April 20th 2018

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