STR Business License Fees & Penalties

STR Business License Fees

The initial and subsequent annual STR fee/occupation tax is based on the maximum overnight occupancy formula, as defined by the STR ordinance. In summary, the fee is $50 per person, per year, based on the maximum overnight occupancy authorized by the STR business license. For example, the initial and subsequent annual fee/occupation tax for an STR site with a maximum authorized overnight occupancy of eight is $400. 

STR licenses issued during any part of any calendar year must be renewed the succeeding year. Annual License fees are due on January 1. Late fees will apply.

STR License Renewal Fees: 

Save dollars by completing your renewal in the first quarter!  Annual license fees are due on the first business day of January each year, and late fees begin in March. 

Penalties are accrued, if not paid by: 

March 110%
April 130%
May 1
Lapsed License

STR Penalties

Failure to comply with any of the STR provisions shall be subject to the following fines, penalties and forfeitures:

  • $1,000 for the first offense or violation
  • $2,000 for the second offense or violation
  • $4,000 for each subsequent offense or violation
  • If a prohibited action continuous in respect to time, the fine or penalty for allowing the continuance shall be $500 for each day it is unlawfully continued

In addition, the City Manager or his/her designee may also order the disconnection of municipal water service to any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of the City's building and development codes. This includes, but is not limited to, failure to secure proper permits, failure to obtain required inspections and/or commencement of operations, business or structure occupancy prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy. (Ord. No. 4887, §1, 7-3-00).