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Can I open a vacation rental business in the City of Sonoma?

The Sonoma City Council has adopted regulations prohibiting new vacation rentals, which were effective in early 2018.  Existing, licensed vacation rentals are allowed to continue, provided they meet updated operating standards.  Under the new ordinance, vacation rentals are no longer a conditionally-permitted in the Mixed Use and Commercial zones (new vacation rentals were already prohibited in residential zones).  An exception provides that new applications for vacation rentals are limited to those involving the adaptive re-use of a historic structure. Learn more on the vacation rental regulation page. 

Contact the Planning Department for details.

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