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5.66.040 Operating Standards

The following operating standards shall apply to Short-Term Rentals:

(a) Permitted in Dwelling Units. Any Dwelling Unit, with the exception of Accessory Dwelling Units as defined in Chapter 27.19 of the San Mateo Municipal Code, may be registered as a Short-Term Rental.

(b) Annual Limit. When a Host is present on site, a Dwelling Unit may be occupied as a Short-Term Rental for an unlimited number of days. When a Host is not present on site, a Dwelling Unit may be occupied as a Short-Term Rental for no more than 120 days per year, beginning on the date that the Short-Term Rental was registered.

(c) Local Contact Person. Hosts shall identify to all guests and all occupants of adjacent properties a local contact person to be available 24 hours per day, seven days per week during the term of any stay. The designated local contact person shall:

(1) Respond within 60 minutes to complaints regarding the condition or operation of the dwelling unit or the conduct of guests; and

(2) Take remedial action to resolve such complaints.

(d) Parking. Properties with three or fewer bedrooms must provide at least one off-street parking space. Properties with four or more bedrooms must provide at least two off-street parking spaces.

(e) Special Event. Weddings, parties, corporate events, commercial functions, and any other similar events which have the potential to cause traffic, parking, noise, or other problems in the neighborhood are prohibited from occurring at the Short-Term Rental property, as a component of Short-Term Rental activities.

(f) Occupancy is limited to two people per bedroom or ten people per property, whichever is less.

(g) Hosts must notify guests of all City noise, trash, and parking ordinances.