Short-Term Rentals

The City Council adopted new regulations for short-term rentals in Daly City that became effective on January 1, 2021. A short-term rental is defined as a home or room within a home rented to an individual for 30 consecutive days or less.

  1. Regulations
  2. How to Apply
  3. Fees
  4. Expiration & Renewal
  5. Complaints


The main regulations are summarized below. Please review Chapter 5.92 of the Daly City Municipal Code for the full list of requirements and regulations.

  • The short-term rental must be conducted in the host's primary residence (resides in home for at least 265 days per year)
  • Maximum 100 days per year for un-hosted stays (host not on-site during guest's stay).
  • No limit on hosted stays (host on-site during guest's stay)
  • Guest limit of two guests per bedroom plus two additional guests per stay
  • Limit of one booking per property per day
  • Host must designate a local responsible contact person available 24 hours per day to address any concerns or requests for assistance. The local responsible contact person cannot be the host.
  • Hosts are responsible for paying transient occupancy taxes pursuant to Chapter 3.32 of the Daly City Municipal Code.
  • Properties in the Coastal Zone: The new regulations will not become effective until the California Coastal Commission certifies an amendment to the City's local coastal program pursuant to Section 30514 of the California Public Resources Code. Please contact the Planning Division for more information and/or updates on this process.


For questions regarding Short-Term Rental Permits, please contact the Planning Division by calling 650-991-8033. For any questions regarding business licenses and transient occupancy taxes, please contact the Business License Division at 650-991-5700 or visit the Business License Division website.

The approved ordinance and staff reports and drafts of the ordinance from the City Council meetings are available for download below.

Staff Reports & Ordinance Drafts