Short-Term Rentals

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Short-term rentals of rooms or entire homes in residential neighborhoods have grown in popularity in the Bay Area thanks to online advertising websites like Airbnb.com. The City’s regulations, which predate Internet-based homesharing, currently prohibit short-term rentals in residentially-zoned neighborhoods.  The City Council asked the Planning Commission to study this issue further, evaluate the City’s current regulations, and make recommendations. 

The Comunity Development Department conducted a community survey to collect feedback from Brisbane citizens, and the Planning Commission discussed the community's multi-faceted concerns with short-term rentals at  a March 12, 2015 workshop and a second workshop on April 9, 2015. The Planning Commission considered a final recommendation to the City Council at the regular meeting on April 23, 2015. The Planning Commission's recommendation was presented to the City Council on July 16, 2015, and the Council ultimately decided that additionally community dialogue was necessary. City staff will continue to research regulations from other cities and reach out to the community for additional feedback in the upcoming months.

For more information, please contact Associate Planner Julia Capasso.