Short-Term Rentals

May 24, 2021– Non-hosted short-term rental permits are now at capacity.  The Community Development Department recently accepted the 325th application for a non-hosted short-term rental permit, which was the maximum number approved by the City Council in 2019. Please be aware, new applications for non-hosted short-term rental permits received by the City will be placed on a waiting list until a permit becomes available. This is not applicable to homeshares, where an owner lives on the property and rents a portion as a short-term rental.

Short-term rental permits are valid for 3 years once approved.  Depending on City Council action in 2022, permits in good standing are likely to be eligible for renewal at the end of their 3-year term. Permits are not transferrable to new property owners except within the T-zones of the Uptown/Town Centre Specific Plan, which covers most of the west side of Paso Robles between Pine Street and Vine Street.  

Read the Short-Term Rental Ordinance here.

Read the accompanying City Council resolution setting numerical caps for non-hosted accommodations here.

See maps of City zoning districts here.

Please contact the Community Development/Planning Department with any questions, 805-237-3970 or email

To file a complaint regarding a short-term rental, please utilize our 24-hour hotline at 805-329-3336 or submit a complaint online here. If your issue is not resolved within 30 minutes of your call to the hotline, please call the hotline again. In an emergency, please call 911.

For up to date information about short-term rentals currently advertised in Paso Robles, view the short-term rental dashboard.

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