Hearings & Events

Upcoming Events

Evening Walk-in Hours

5:30PM-7:30PM November 4, 2019

During the evening walk-in hours, you can submit an application for a short-term rental certificate, ask our staff questions about eligibility and the rules for the short-term rental program, or submit a complaint about a suspected illegal short-term rental in your neighborhood.

Evening Walk-in Hours

5:30PM-7:30PM December 2, 2019

During the evening walk-in hours, you can submit an application for a short-term rental certificate, ask our staff questions about eligibility and the rules for the short-term rental program, or submit a complaint about a suspected illegal short-term rental in your neighborhood.

Archived Events

Evening Walk-in Hours

5:30PM-7:30PM October 7, 2019

During the evening walk-in hours, you can submit an application for a short-term rental certificate, ask our staff questions about eligibility and the rules for the short-term rental program, or submit a complaint about a suspected illegal short-term rental in your neighborhood.

Application Fee Increase on October 1, 2019 (New & Renewal Applications)

1:00PM-12:18PM September 30, 2019

Please note that effective October 1, 2019, the short-term rental application fee (new or renewals) will increase from $250 to $450. The application fee is valid for two-years from when the short-term rental application is approved. This application fee increase is based on a provision of the City’s short-term rental law (Section 41A.5(g)(3)(B) of the San Francisco Administrative Code). This provision requires that the fee be modified periodically to reflect the operating costs for administering the City’s short-term rental program, and is based on studies by the City’s Office of the Controller. The administration of the City’s short-term rental program is funded primarily by application fees and enforcement penalties; and does not include funding from hotel taxes (also known as transient occupancy taxes). For those hosts with active short-term rental certificates that are set to expire soon, please note that renewal applications and the renewal fee are only accepted for certificates set to expire within less than 30 days.

Notice of Violation Appeal Hearing for 1270 Hampshire Street through 1272 Hampshire Street

3:30PM-5:00PM September 10, 2019

Appeal hearing for a Notice of Violation for illegal short-term rental hosting/offering in one residential unit (apartment) at 1270 Hampshire Street through 1272 Hampshire Street. Hearings are open to the public. No advance registration is necessary. Complaint/Case No. 2019-014388ENF, OSTR staff contact is Omar.Masry@sfgov.org or (415) 575.-9116).

Evening Walk-in Hours - ** CANCELLED DUE TO LABOR DAY HOLIDAY **

5:30PM-7:30PM September 2, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: No evening walk-in hours will be held in September due to the Labor Day holiday.

Evening Walk-in Hours

5:30PM-7:30PM August 5, 2019

During the evening walk-in hours, you can submit an application for a short-term rental certificate, ask our staff questions about eligibility and the rules for the short-term rental program, or submit a complaint about a suspected illegal short-term rental in your neighborhood.

Quarterly Reporting Now Open

12:01AM-11:59PM July 29, 2019

The Quarterly Reporting Period is now open for certified hosts to report their quarterly stays for April 2019 through June 2019. Please note that quarterly reporting is NOT required if you have a pending application with our Office. Quarterly reporting is required for short-term rental hosts with a certificate issued by the Office of Short-Term Rentals. This item is not handled by hosting platforms for you and is separate from hotel tax reporting (handled separately by the SF Tax Collector). If it's your first time reporting online, you'll need to activate your online account first: Enter the registration number from your STR certificate. Do not use the business account number from the Tax Collector. You'll receive an email with a link to set a password. Once you've set your password, select Report Stays Now to file. https://shorttermrentals.sfgov.org/activate Quarterly Reports are due no later than July 31, 2019.

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