Short-Term Vacation Rentals
On October 20, 2020, Murrieta City Council passed a short-term vacation rental ordinance that is balanced to protect the livelihood of live-in STVR hosts, provide alternative rental options to visitors, and ensure that residents have the protections they want and need in their neighborhoods.
- The City's STVR ordinance allows hosted rentals (owner lives on-site) in residential areas and limits non-hosted (whole-home) rentals to certain larger rural and estate-zoned properties.
- Non-hosted STVRs are permitted in larger estate and rural-zoned areas (ER-1, ER-2, and RR). Non-hosted units in ER-1 and ER-2 require a 300-foot separation from one another, as measured from all property lines.
- The City has begun accepting permit applications and will issue them on a first-come, first-served basis up to a maximum of 300 permits. Any additional applications will go to a waiting list. If a permit becomes available, the City will review them in the order received.