Applying for a VR Certificate

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Applying for a Vacation Rental Registration Certificate

To obtain a vacation rental permit you must take the following steps.  Vacation Rental Application forms are available below.

  1. Submit a completed Vacation Rental Application or a Homeshare Application.
  2. If your property has 5 or more bedrooms, you must complete the Estate Home Application Addendum in addition to the Vacation Rental Application. 
  3. Submit a Transient Occupancy Tax Permit Application.
  4. Provide a completed Vacation Rental Property Pool Compliance Statement (see form on this website for you to have a licensed electrician complete).
  5. If your property is located within an HOA, a letter from the Management Company or Board of the Directors of the HOA is required stating that you are not violating any HOA governing documents by operating as a short term Vacation Rental in the City of Palm Springs (28 consecutive days or less).
  6. Provide a copy of your government issued ID.
  7. Provide payment for all applicable application/permit fees (see below on applications).
  8. Once the application is completed and received by the Vacation Rental Compliance Department, you may not advertise or rent the property as a short term Vacation Rental until you have received written authorization from the Vacation Rental Compliance Department to proceed.  Typical processing time is 45 days.  

Vacation Rental Registration Certificate Forms: