Short-term Rentals

A close-up photo of a key in a key-hole for the short term rental page.

What is a short-term rental?

A short-term rental is considered a dwelling unit which is shared, in whole or in part, for temporary occupancy for periods of up to 30 consecutive days. 

What are the rules for short-term rentals in the City of Temecula?

Short-term rentals are an unpermitted use under the City’s permissive zoning code as well as the General Plan’s residential use descriptions. This permissive zoning applies to areas within the City of Temecula. 

The Temecula City Council voted to re-affirm the existing prohibition on January 14, 2020. Additionally, the City Council voted to increase the fine on prohibited short-term rentals to $1,000 per day.

What about areas outside of the City?

Temecula Wine Country, De Luz, and other unincorporated areas of Riverside County are regulated by the County of Riverside. Information on the County of Riverside’s short-term rental regulations is available here.

  1. Temecula Municipal Code
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The Temecula Municipal Code can be accessed here.