Building/Construction Permits are required for most remodel/addition projects. If you are planning to remodel, demo, or alter a structure in any way, please click the following link: Do I need a building permit for my project?
Planning Permits are required for many projects such as guest quarters (guest houses), secondary dwelling units (granny units), various residential remodel/addition projects, and development on Historic or Environmentally Sensitive Properties.
To view descriptions of all Planning Permits/Entitlements, please click here.
Homestay Applications Now Available
A homestay, which is the short-term rental of an owner-occupied home, recently became an allowed use in the City with passage of an ordinance in January. Homestay How-To A Quick Guide.
The Homestay Permit has specific requirements for obtaining a business license, including payment of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), owner occupancy, maximum number of guests, parking, designating a responsible party and limitation of use of accessory structures. The City Council created an amnesty period for unpaid TOT to existing operators of homestay rentals which expires on May 20th.
The short-term rental of non-owner occupied homes (vacation rentals), remains a prohibited use.
Click here to read the ordinance allowing homestay rentals in the City and please contact the Community Development Department with any questions at 781-7170.