When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it is important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to give you some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in La Quinta. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. If you have questions, contact the city directly.
Short-term rental regulations
The City of La Quinta (Ordinance 586) allows short-term vacation rentals to operate with a permit and business license. Hosts must post a valid permit number and a copy of the City’s good neighbor brochure with the property, and also provide electronically to guests.
The City’s moratorium on issuing new permits has been extended to June 1, 2021 (Executive Order No. 10). No new permits are being issued in residential areas at this time. New permits can be issued only if you are located within Tourist Commercial or Village Commercial Districts. Permit renewals are allowed, and must be completed no earlier than 60 calendars days and no later than 30 calendar days prior to the permit expiration date. Long-term stays (over 30 days) do not require a permit.
Please note: No new permits are being issued in residential areas at this time due to the City’s current moratorium.
Any owner, or agent, renting out a residential property for a period of 30 days or less is required to obtain a short-term vacation rental permit ($205 annual cost) and business license (annual fee based on yearly gross receipts). For properties within HOAs, written authorization that STVRs are allowed is required.Hosts are required to list a valid short-term vacation permit number and occupancy Short Term Rental Permit at the top of a listing advertisement on any Airbnb listing.
Hosts are required to list a valid short-term vacation permit number and occupancy Short Term Rental Permit at the top of a listing advertisement on any Airbnb listing.
Hosts are required to collect and remit the 10% transient occupancy tax to the City on a monthly basis. If there was no rental activity, hosts must still submit a completed Transient Occupancy Tax form.
It's also important to understand and abide by other contracts or rules, such as leases, condo board or co-op rules, HOA rules, or rules established by tenant organizations. Please read your lease agreement and check with your landlord if applicable.