The Riverside County Registrar of Voters certified the results of the March 2 special election in Cathedral City on Thursday, showing a clear win for Yes on Measure B. The Yes on Measure B supports keeping Ordinance 842 which will phase out most short-term vacation rentals by January 1, 2023. The ordinance includes exceptions for HOAs and “home-sharing” arrangements, or a rental where a permanent resident is also staying at the property. This also adds more stipulations to existing short-term vacation rentals by requiring a minimum of four days and three nights, lowering occupancy to 10, and prohibiting the use of the rental’s outdoor amenities from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m.
The official, final results released Thursday showed 5,006 votes for Yes on Measure B and 2,940 votes for No on Measure B with 7,946 votes counted. There are approximately 26,184 registered voters in Cathedral City. City records show the city had about 390 permitted short-term rentals in the 2019-20 fiscal year, around 130 were in homeowners associations.
The city of La Quinta may soon adopt an ordinance prohibiting the issuance of any new short-term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods. Come early April the city may extend the moratorium while they decide on the new ordinance banning new short-term rentals.
If you are considering to buy Short-term Vacation Rentals in the greater Palm Springs area, make sure you are familiar with and understand the ordinance and regulations fully. These regulations are meant to protect the neighborhood, property values – your future investment! And talk to fellow Vacation Rentals Investors or Real Estate Agents – your local experts.
Short-Term Vacation Rental Information and Ordinance by Cities
- Palm Springs
- Cathedral City
- Rancho Mirage
- Palm Desert
- Indian Wells
- La Quinta
- Desert Hot Springs
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