Goleta Cracking Down on Vacation Rentals

The Goleta City Council voted to regulate short-term vacation rentals in an effort to quell neighbors’ concerns over noise, parking, and trash. City officials had also voiced worry over the rentals not being properly taxed. Under the new rules, property owners have to get a license if they wish to rent out space for less than 30 days. They also have to provide contact info for themselves and the rent (for 24/7 nuisance complaints), pay a $1,500 permit deposit, and register with the city.

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