Come apply for your host certificate or ask questions during one of our easy walk-in registration events, and keep up with the latest short-term rental policy developments at hearings and meetings.
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.
1:00PM-4:00PM November 27, 2019
5:30PM-7:30PM November 4, 2019
5:30PM-7:30PM October 7, 2019
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.
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).