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                    ANNUAL FEE: $150.                 (application fee is not refundable)



YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

                Site plan and floor plan to document items # 4. D and E (page 2).

______          Copy of blank rental/lease agreement with conditions listed in agreement (i.e.
                occupancy, parking, & trash disposal requirements pursuant to Section
                9.38.040.B-11)



1.       Applicant’s Name: _________________________________________________________________

         Mailing Address: _________________________________________________________

         _________________________________________________Zip____________________

         Telephone: (Home) _____________________________ (Work) ___________________

         E-mail: __________________________________ (Cell phone) ___________________

2.       Property Owner: (if different from above):

         Name: __________________________________________________________________

         Mailing Address:__________________________________________________________

         _________________________________________________Zip____________________

         Telephone: (Home) _____________________________ (Work) ___________________

         E-mail: ____________________________________ (Cell phone) __________________

3.       Property Management Company: (Specific Contact Person required for all the above)

         Name: __________________________________________________________________

         Mailing Address:__________________________________________________________
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         __________________________________________________Zip___________________

         Telephone: (24 hour / 7 day)________________________ (Fax) ___________________

         E-mail: ____________________________________ (Cell phone) ________________

4.       Description of the dwelling:

         A.     Address/Location: __________________________________________________

                __________________________________________________________________

         B.     Assessor Parcel’s Number (APN): ______________________________________

         C.     Unit type:    J Single-family home
                (Check one)   J Duplex
                              J Room or portion of dwelling unit.
                                     Describe:
                              ______________________________________________________

                              ______________________________________________________

                              ______________________________________________________

         D.     Number of bedrooms: ________________________________

         E.     Number of off-street parking spaces: __________________

I HEREBY CERTIFY UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY THAT THE STATEMENTS MADE IN
THIS APPLICATION ARE TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND
BELIEF. I UNDERSTAND THAT ANY FALSE STATEMENTS OR INFORMATION ARE
GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OF THIS APPLICATION OR REVOCATION OF A PERMIT.

NOTE: ANY MISUSE OF THE PRIVILEGES THIS PERMIT ALLOWS OR MULTIPLE
COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY THE CITY COULD CONSTITUTE VIOLATIONS OF THIS
PERMITAND SUBSEQUENT PENALTIES AND/OR SUSPENSION IMPOSED.

Signature:
__________________________________________               ________________________
(Name)                                                   (Date)
__________________________________________
(Print Name)



     APPROVED / DECLINED by                  _____________________________
     Occupancy Limit ____                    Planning Department
     Parking Limit   ____                    _____________________________
                                             Code Enforcement
                       NO BUSINESS REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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        VACATION RENTAL SAMPLE SITE PLAN &
                   FLOOR PLAN
                                              22 Neptune Ave


                                                         17 feet    Min Parking Space width 8’- 6” per space


                                     Property Line
                                                                       18 feet


                                     2 Car Garage
                                      (20’x20’)


                                                                                 Bedrm 1
                                           Den (No closet)
                                                  Bedrm 2


                                                                    Bathrm




                                                                                                        Scale: 1” = 40’




Applicant to provide the following information on the site/floor plan:
Address: ____________________________________
Assessor Parcel Number __ __ __ - __ __ __ - __ __- __ __
Zoning: _______
Number of Bedrooms: _______
Number of Parking Spaces: _______
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Note:
        1    All on-site parking must be located on private property. It must be dimensioned and
             meet city parking standards
                 a. 8’– 6” x 18’ exterior spaces and 8’- 6”x 19’ enclosed spaces
                 b. 2 car garage must have minimum 17’x 19’ clear space for parking
                 c. Tandem parking is allowed for one space only.
                 d. All designated spaces shall be available for the occupants
        2     Bedrooms must have a built-in closet and be separated from other rooms with a
             door.
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08/06                                                                                    9.38.010

                                          CHAPTER 9.38

                            REGULATING SHORT-TERM RENTALS
                                     Ordinance 2006-05

        9.38.010       Purpose—Findings and Determinations. The City Council finds and
determines that the City has received numerous complaints related to Short-Term Rentals
including, but not limited to, excessive noise, disorderly conduct, illegal parking, vandalism,
overcrowding, traffic congestion and excessive accumulation of refuse. The City Council further
finds and determines that these adverse impacts are related to the transitory nature of the
occupants of Short-Term Rentals. The purpose of this Chapter is to establish regulations to
address and mitigate these adverse impacts. This Chapter is not intended to regulate non-
vacation type rental arrangements not generally characterized by the adverse impacts referenced
in this Section.

        9.38.020       Short-Term Rental – Defined. Short-Term Rental” means the rental of any
structure or any portion of any structure for occupancy for dwelling, lodging or sleeping purposes
of 30 consecutive days or less in the City, including single-family or duplex units.

        9.38.030      Short-Term Rental – Permit Required/Penalty. Any Short-Term Rental
shall obtain a Short-Term Rental Permit pursuant this Chapter. Any person operating a Short-
Term Rental without a permit shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

      9.38.040 Short-Term Rental Permit – Requirements. Short-Term Rentals shall be
regulated in all residential zones including residential developments in PRDs (Planned
Residential Districts), as follows:

        A.     Application Requirements:
             1) Applicants shall submit an application for a Short-Term Rental Permit to the City
             of Encinitas each year for each unit. The application for a permit shall be
             accompanied by a non-refundable application fee as established by the City Manager,
             however, the fee shall be no greater than necessary to defer the cost incurred by the
             City in administering the provisions of this Chapter. Although the applicant may be
             the property owner or the property owner’s agent, the property owner shall be the
             party responsible for compliance with all provisions of this Chapter and all of the
             laws regulating Short-Term Rentals.

             2) Upon change of property ownership or material fact, a new application for a
             Short-Term Rental permit shall be required to continue operation of the Short-Term
             Rental and within 14 days of said change the property owner or his or her agent shall
             submit the required application and fee.
08/06                                                                             9.38.040A3
             3) Granting or Denial of Application: The application shall be granted unless the
             applicant does not meet the conditions and requirements of the permit, or fails to
             demonstrate the ability to comply with the Encinitas Municipal Code and other
             applicable law.

             4) Any false statements or information provided in the application are grounds for
             revocation and/or imposition of penalties, as outlined within this Chapter.

        B.      Operational Requirements:
             1) Applicants shall use “best efforts” to insure that the occupants and/or guests of the
             Short-Term Rental unit do not create unreasonable noise or disturbances, engage in
             disorderly conduct, or violate provisions of the Encinitas Municipal Code or any
             applicable law pertaining to noise, disorderly conduct, overcrowding, the
             consumption of alcohol, or the use of illegal drugs.

             2) Applicants shall, upon receiving notification that occupants or tenants of his or
             her Short-Term Rental unit have created unreasonable noise or disturbances, engaged
             in disorderly conduct or committed violations of the Encinitas Municipal Code or
             applicable law pertaining to noise, disorderly conduct, overcrowding, the
             consumption of alcohol or the use of illegal drugs, respond in a timely manner within
             2 hours of the time the initial call (complaint) was made, and within 24 hours of the
             initial call use best efforts to prevent the recurrence of such conduct by the occupants
             and to take corrective action to address any violation. Failure to respond timely to
             two (2) or more complaints regarding tenant violations is grounds for penalties as set
             forth in this Chapter. It is not intended that the property owner, local agent or contact
             person act as a peace officer or place himself or herself in an at-risk situation.

             3) The property owner or agent shall limit overnight occupancy of the short-term
             rental unit to a specific number of occupants not to exceed two persons per bedroom
             plus one additional person per dwelling. All other applicable occupancy laws shall
             apply.

             4) The property owner shall limit the number of vehicles of overnight occupants to
             the number designated in the permit which shall not exceed the number of designated
             on-site parking spaces. All designated on-site parking spaces shall be made available
             for the vehicles of occupants.

             5) The property owner or agent of a Short-Term Rental unit shall comply with all
             the provisions of the Encinitas Municipal Code.

             6) Trash and refuse shall not be left or stored within public view except from sunset
             of the day prior to trash pick-up until up to midnight on the day designated for trash
             pick-up. All trash will be in approved receptacles pursuant to Section 11.20.090 of
             the Encinitas Municipal Code.
08/06                                                                               9.38.040B7

           7) The City Manager or his or her designee shall have the authority to impose
           additional standards and/or conditions to Short-Term Rental permits as necessary to
           achieve the objectives of this Chapter.

           8) Interior Display of Short-Term Rental Permit. Applicants shall affix the Short-
           Term Rental Permit on the inside of the main entry door of each Short-Term Rental
           unit to which it applies. The interior display will also contain the maximum number
           of overnight occupants permitted to stay in the unit, the maximum number of vehicles
           for overnight occupants, and a 24-hour 7-day phone number of the private party
           responsible for the facility.

           9) Exterior Display of Short-Term Rental Unit. Applicants shall display on the
           exterior of a Short-Term Rental unit, a notice provided by the City containing a 24-
           hour 7-day phone number for a private party responsible for the facility to take
           complaints regarding its operation. The exterior display will also contain the number
           of bedrooms, maximum number of overnight occupants permitted to stay in the unit,
           and the maximum number of vehicles for overnight occupants. The notice shall be in
           plain view of the general public and/or common areas and shall be maintained in good
           condition at all times.

           10) Adjacent Property Owners Notified. Applicants are also required to provide
           adjacent property owners with the 24-hour 7-day phone number for a private party
           responsible for the facility.

           11) Rental Agreements. Information on the permitted occupancy of the dwelling,
           parking capacity for each unit, and trash disposal requirements shall be stated in the
           rental information and agreement provided to prospective renters, prior to their
           occupancy of the unit.

           12). The Operational Requirements may be modified by the City Manager based on
           site-specific circumstances for the purpose of allowing reasonable accommodation of
           a Short-Term rental. All requests must be in writing and shall identify how the strict
           application of the Operational Requirements creates an unreasonable hardship to a
           property, and if the requirement is not modified, reasonable use of the property for a
           short-term rental would not be allowed. Any hardships identified must relate to
           physical constraints to the subject site. Such hardships cannot be self-induced or
           economic. In addition, any modification to the Operational Requirements cannot
           further exacerbate an already existing problem.

        9.38.050       Violations and Penalties
        A. Violations: The following conduct shall constitute a violation for which the penalties
            specified in subsection (B) may be imposed, or the penalties imposed and permit
            suspended:
08.06                                                                                    9.38.050

               1.      The property owner has failed to comply with the standard conditions
                       pursuant to this Chapter; or
               2.      The property owner has failed to comply with additional conditions imposed
                       by the City Manager pursuant to the provisions of 9.38.040B7; or
               3.      The property owner has violated any provision of this Chapter; or
               4.      The property owner has failed to pay applicable taxes or fees.

        B. Penalties: The penalties specified in subsection (A) shall be as follows:

               1.      For the first violation within any 24 month period, the penalty shall be   a
                       fine of $250;
               2.      For a second violation within any 24 month period, the penalty shall be    a
                       fine of $500;
               3.      For a third violation within any 24 month period, the penalty shall be     a
                       fine of $750;
               4.      For a fourth violation within any 24 month period, the penalty shall be    a
                       fine of $1000.00 and suspension of the permit.

       9.38.060         Imposition of Penalties/Suspension – Procedure. Penalties, including a
notice of violation, shall be imposed, and permits shall be suspended, only in the manner
provided in this Section.

        A. The City Manager shall cause an investigation to be conducted whenever there is
           reason to believe that a property owner has failed to comply with the provisions of
           this Chapter. Should the investigation reveal substantial evidence to support a finding
           that a violation occurred, the investigator shall issue written notice of the violation
           and intention to impose a penalty, or penalty and suspend the permit. The written
           notice shall be served on the property owner and operator or agent and shall specify
           the facts which in the opinion of the investigator, constitute substantial evidence to
           establish grounds for imposition of the penalties, or penalties and suspension, and
           specify that the penalties will be imposed and/or that the permit will be suspended and
           penalties imposed within 15 days from the date the notice is given unless the owner
           and/or operator files with the city clerk the fine amount and a request for a hearing
           before the City Manager.

        B. If the owner requests a hearing within the time specified in subsection (A), the City
           Clerk shall serve written notice on the owner and operator, by mail, of the date, time
           and place for the hearing which shall be scheduled not less than 15 days, nor more
           than 45 days of receipt of request for a hearing. The City Manager or his or her
           designee shall preside over the hearing. The City Manager or his or her designee shall
           impose the penalties, or penalties and suspend the permit only upon a finding that a
           violation has been proven by a preponderance of the evidence, and that the penalty, or
           penalty and suspension are consistent with this Chapter. The hearing shall be
08/06                                                                                     9.38.060B

        conducted according to the rules normally applicable to administrative hearings. A
        decision shall be rendered within 30 days of the hearing and the decision shall be
        appealable to the City Council if filed with the City Clerk no later than 15 days thereafter,
        pursuant to Chapter 1.12.

        9.38.070       Permits and Fees not Exclusive. Permits and fees required by this Chapter
shall be in addition to any license, permit or fee required under any other chapter of this Code.
The issuance of any permit pursuant to this Chapter shall not relieve the property owner of the
obligation to comply with all other provisions of this Code pertaining to the use and occupancy
of their property.

        9.38.100 Private Actions to Enforce. Any person who has suffered, or alleges to have
suffered, damage to person or property because of a violation of this Chapter may bring an action
for money damages and any other appropriate relief in a court of competent jurisdiction against
the party alleged to have violated this Chapter.

Nothing herein shall be deemed or construed to create any right of action against the City or any
of its officers, employees, or agents. The sole purpose and intent of this Section is to create a
right of action between private parties, entities and interests, which are or may be impacted or
affected by various aspects of Short-Term Rentals within the City.

				
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