County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Short-term Rental (STR) Ordinance

The Board of Supervisors has directed the Long Range Planning Division of the Planning & Development Department to review and clarify provisions concerning the use of Short-term Rentals within the unincorporated areas of the County. The STR project could result in zoning ordinance changes regarding how and where STRs may or may not be permitted.

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Email staff with any questions or comments.

David Lackie, Supervising Planner: dlackie@countyofsb.org
Jessica Metzger, Planner: jmetzger@countyofsb.org

Upcoming Public Meetings:

The County Planning Commission directed staff to draft Ordinances that propose to implement new regulations permitting the land use of Short-Term Rentals in the Agricultural-II zone district, permitting the use in certain Mixed-Use and Commercial zone districts, and prohibiting the land use of Short-Term Rentals in Agricultural-I and Residential zone districts in both the Land Use and Development Code and the Santa Barbara County Coastal Zoning Ordinance.

NEW! Upcoming Public Hearing
Montecito Planning Commission

Montecito Planning Commission
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

The order of items listed on the agenda is subject to change by the Commission.

Please see the posted agenda and staff report available on the Wednesday prior to the meeting here.

 

Written comments are welcome. All letters should be addressed to the County Planning Commission at dvillalo@countyofsb.org.

 
Previous Hearings

County Planning Commission
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

The order of items listed on the agenda is subject to change by the Commission.

This item was continued to the August 10, 2016 County Planning Commission meeting.

Agenda and staff report are posted here.

 

A recommendation was forwarded to the Board of Supervisors that will allow the Land Use of Short-Term Rentals in the Zone Districts of AG-II, with regulations, and in the Zone Districts of C-1, C-2, C-3, CH, CM-LA, C-V, MU, and OT-R/GC and prohibit the use in all other Zone Districts.

A recording of the meeting can be viewed here.

The Marked agenda will be posted here by September 3, 2016.

County Planning Commission
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

Agenda and staff report are posted here.

Both the County and the Montecito Planning Commissions have conducted hearings and receive public testimony on STRs.

Planning & Development requested the Planning Commissions’ direction to develop specific zoning ordinance amendments to the County Land Use and Development Code, Montecito Land Use and Development Code, and Coastal Zoning Ordinance for the use or prohibition of STRs within the unincorporated County.

Based on the Planning Commissions’ direction, Planning & Development will prepare draft ordinance language for both the County and Montecito Planning Commissions’ consideration at future hearing dates.

County Planning Commission
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Hearing begins at 1:00 p.m.

Agenda and staff report are posted here.

The Marked agenda (including the action of the Commission) is posted here.

Montecito Planning Commission
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

The staff report is posted here.

The Marked agenda (including the action of the Commission) is posted here.

 

Public Workshops Meeting Material

Workshop #1
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
555 McMurray Road, Buellton

Workshop #1 & #2 Presentation

Workshop #1

Public Comments Summary

 

Workshop #2
Thursday, August 20, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Westmont College
Page Hall - Multipurpose Room
955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara

Workshop #2

Public Comments Summary

 

 

Public Workshops Meeting Material

Meeting #1
Thursday, July 16, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
555 McMurray Road, Buellton

Meeting #1 Presentation

 

Meeting #2
Thursday, July 30, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Westmont College
Page Hall - Multipurpose Room
955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara

Meeting #2 Presentation

 

All comments sent to the above email addresses are part of the public record and subject to the Public Records Act.