The Riverside County Short-Term Rental Tier 1 application period will be open for the areas of Idyllwild and Temecula Wine Country Districts. Applicants must be registered with the County Treasurer Tax-Collector to pay Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT). Airbnb operators paying TOT and meet the application requirements below, shall apply.
The application period is open for 90-days beginning February 1, 2024, through May 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM. The application will become available on the Planning Department’s website at https://rctlma.org/short-term-rentals.
Properties are eligible if the Owner(s) or Responsible Operator(s) paid Transient Occupancy Taxes with the County or Airbnb only for the entire period of operations from September 13, 2021 to September 13, 2022.
Airbnb operators will need to submit the Airbnb Annual Earnings Summary report that shows the property was rented/operated and TOT was paid, for at least 24-days between September 13, 2021 to September 13, 2022 (one weekend per month).
TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX SUBMITTALS TO INCLUDE:
Tier 1 Application
Copy of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Certificate
AIRBNB SUBMITTALS TO INCLUDE:
Tier 1 Application
Airbnb Annual Earnings Summary report
Submit application to [email protected] no later than 11:59 PM, May 1, 2024.
REVIEW AND SELECTION OF SUBMITTALS:
The Riverside County Planning Department will review all Tier 1 applications to verify whether applications meet Tier 1 requirements in accordance with Ordinance 927.2. Only qualified Tier 1 applications shall have the opportunity to be selected as eligible properties. If the number of qualified Tier 1 qualified applications received exceeds the Tier 1 Cap, the County shall implement a stand-alone lottery to select eligible properties up to the Tier 1 Cap. If any of the eligible properties does not meet all the application requirements, then the County shall not issue a Short-Term Rental Certificate for that property.