When deciding whether to become an Airbnb Host, it is important for you to understand the laws in your city. We recommend that you do your own research as this article isn’t fully comprehensive and, as a platform and online marketplace, we do not provide legal or tax advice. Nonetheless, we want to provide resources that may help you better understand the laws and regulations in Fresno, CA.
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Short-term rental regulations
If you rent your property, or a portion of your property, to a guest(s) on a short-term basis, you are subject to the City of Fresno requirements and must obtain a Short Term Rental (STR) Permit. See full ordinance here.
- An STR Permit is required before the home or room(s) can be rented or advertised for rent
- The STR permit holder must be the property owner
- The STR permit expires annually on the anniversary of its issuance
- The STR permit holder is responsible for preventing any nuisance activities, including noise, parties, etc.
- The STR permit holder is not required to pay business tax on the revenue earned
- The STR permit holder is responsible for collecting and paying Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) to the City of Fresno
- If the STR property owner rents space for less than 31 days in a year, they are not liable to pay TOT
Application Fee $25.00
Permit Fee $25.00
Total Fee $50.00
The STR permit expires annually on the anniversary of its issuance.
You’ll need to renew your license annually and pay a $25.00 fee. Licenses expire.
The STR permit holder is responsible for collecting and paying the following and remit those amounts to the City:
- 12% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)
- 2% Tourism Business Improvement District Tax (TBID)
Other Contracts and rules
It's also important to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, 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.
Our commitment to your community
We are committed to working with local officials to clarify how local rules impact the community. We will continue to advocate for changes that will enable people to rent out their homes.