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 IMPORTANT SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTAL UPDATE

CITY COUNCIL RESCINDS EMERGENCY ORDER 2D
ALLOWING SHORT-TERM LODGING FACILITIES TO
REOPEN ON FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020

 Last night the City Council voted unanimously to rescind Emergency Order 2D, a temporary suspension on the operation of Short-Term Lodging Facilities.

This action becomes effective on June 12, 2020.

In taking this action, the City aligns itself with the State and County on the re-opening of hotels and lodging facilities, and allows short term rental facilities to re-open in accordance with State Covid-19 Industry Guidance for Hotels, Lodging and Short Term Rentals.

As a reminder, please continue to advise all renters of the importance of being good neighbors and remind them of the following rules: 

  • Noise: Please keep any music to an appropriate level. The City prohibits renters the use of sound devices (radios, sound systems, etc.) and musical instruments outside the rental property between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Occupancy: Occupancy is limited to the number of bedrooms within the rental. Inform renters of the occupancy limit for property at the time of booking and at arrival.
  • Parking: Remind renters that vehicles must be properly and legally parked.  Vehicles cannot block driveways or sidewalks.
  • Trash: All trash must be properly stored in trash containers, and the containers must be stored out of public view.

Confirm that the Good Neighbor Brochure and Good Neighbor Tips for Vacation Rentals are posted within the vacation rental.

Please advise renters that the City maintains a 24/7 Hotline that allows residents to call in vacation rental complaints.

We appreciate the patience that you have all exhibited and wish you all a safe re-opening.


EMERGENCY ORDER 2C CONTINUES THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF SHORT TERM LODGING FACILITIES 

Pursuant to City Council action, Emergency Order 2C was issued on May 13, 2020 by the City Manager/Emergency Services Director continuing the temporary suspension of short-term lodging facility rentals to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

Section 3 of Emergency Order 2C states, “the use, occupancy, rental, lease, hiring or otherwise letting of any Short-Term Lodging Facility is hereby suspended, unless exempted under Section 5 of this Order, or unless occupancy is by the owner and/or his or her household members”.

Emergency Order 2C remains in full force and effect until June 19, 2020, unless further extended. 

The City appreciates your cooperation to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and safeguarding our community.  

Download Emergency Order No. 2C


EMERGENCY ORDER 2B TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING SHORT TERM LODGING FACILITIES REMAINS IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT

The City has received several inquiries on the status of the City’s Emergency Order temporarily suspending short term lodging facilities, including STVRs, should the Riverside County Board of Supervisors repeal or amend the Orders of the County Health Officer.

Please be advised that Emergency Order2B will remain in full force and effect and will continue to be enforced, until and unless, otherwise ordered by the City Manager/Emergency Services Director.

In the event that Riverside County lifts or amends their Orders, the City will evaluate whether to take any action on Emergency Order 2B.  Additional notification will be provided, should the City lift, amend, or otherwise modify the Order.


EMERGENCY ORDER 2B MAY AFFECT THE PERSONAL USE OF YOUR STVR PROPERTY.

The City Manager/Emergency Services Director has enacted Emergency Order 2B (attached) amending previously adopted Emergency Orders 2 and 2A temporarily suspending the use of short-term lodging facility rentals to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

Pursuant to Section 3 of Emergency Order 2B, “the use, occupancy, rental, lease, hiring or otherwise letting of any Short-Term Lodging Facility is hereby suspended, unless exempted under Section 5 of this Order, or unless occupancy is by the owner and/or his or her household members”.

For clarity, the use or occupancy by persons other than the owner and/or his or her household members is a violation of this Order and subject to fines and suspension of the STVR license.

Any current use of a STVR property by persons other than the owner or owner’s household members shall be immediately vacated. Any planned use by persons other than the owner or owner’s household members shall be cancelled.

The City will take any and all available measures to identify occupants of any STVR property to ensure compliance with this Order.

The City appreciates your cooperation to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and safeguarding our community. 

Download: Cathedral City Emergency Order 2B

CLOSURE OF SHORT TERM VACATION RENTALS, TIME SHARES, HOTELS AND MOTELS

Order by the City of Cathedral City’s Director of Emergency Services placing additional enforcement actions against anyone operating a short term lodging facility, with the limited exceptions, in violation of this order.  The order allows the police and code compliance departments to issue fines of $1,000 per violation per day, and immediate suspension or revocation of the owner’s permit or license.

  • Cathedral City Emergency Order 2A
    • Issued: April 3, 2020
    • Effective: Immediately
    • Duration: June 19, 2020, unless extended.
      This Order applies to short term lodging facilities that rent, lease, hiring or letting in any way, which provides lodging or accommodation for sixty (60) days or less. 
    Emergency Order No. 2

 The County of Riverside Health Officer issued an Order on 3/27 and an Amended Order on 3/30/2020. The Order only allows short term rentals to be used in the mitigation and containment of COVID 19. 

 

 


 

Effective January 11, 2013, Ordinance, #717 requires all homeowners operating a vacation rental, whether long-term (more than 30 days) or short-term (30 days or less), to complete a Business License Application for obtaining a business license to operate a vacation rental located in Cathedral City.

Frequently Asked Facts about rentals are included, please see Rental Reminders.

Residential Rental Property

For all rental units, the City of Cathedral City Municipal Code (CCMC) section 3.28.400 requires the operator (owner) engaged in providing living accommodations, e.g., a rental property, to obtain a Business License for operating any rental property within the City limits.

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