Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Short Term Vacation Rentals Survey

The City of Ventura is seeking community input on the regulation and enforcement of short-term vacation rentals in Ventura through an online survey.  The input will inform staff recommendations that will be presented to the City Council early next year. The survey is open now through November 27, 2018.  You can access the survey here.  Short Term Vacation Rental Survey Opens in new window


Owners of residential dwellings located within the City of Ventura who rent their property for less than 30 days are required to:

  • Have an active Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) permit
  • Have an active City of Ventura Business License
  • Collect and remit Transient Occupancy Tax at 10% of the rents received (on stays of less than 30 days per tenant)

If you would like help with the application or have any questions, please contact the Business Tax Office.

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It is important for owners to be familiar with and adhere to the Performance Standards for operating an STVR. Owners are also responsible to ensure their renters and their guests comply with these Performance Standards.

How to Report Short-term Vacation Rental Nuisances


A Nuisance Response Plan provided by the vacation rental owner(s) is posted on our website and provides a contact name and number should short-term renters impact the neighborhood with nuisance activities, such as:

  • Loud after-hours parties or noise
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Illegal parking
  • Excessive and/or overflowing trash
  • Any activity that disrupts the neighborhood peace
  • Length of stay violation

Continued unacceptable behavior should be reported to the City and is subject to citation and fines.

The Nuisance Response Plan is not intended to be used for frivolous, unsubstantiated complaints. Common sense should be exercised in the case of matters that are best attended to by the Police Department or City Code Enforcement Officers.

After pursing the contacts on the Nuisance Response Plan, if the problem persists:

For questions or more information, contact the Business Tax Office.