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 July 2, 2018
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.
5:30PM-7:30PM June 4, 2018
1:00AM-1:00AM May 22, 2018
San Francisco City Attorney's Office pursues $5.5 million penalty from scofflaw owners over illegal Airbnb rentals. To learn more visit: https://www.sfcityattorney.org/2018/05/01/herrera-pursues-5-5-million-penalty-scofflaw-owners-illegal-airbnb-rentals
8:00AM-1:15PM May 8, 2018
Please note that business registration certificates (which are separate from separate short-term residential rental certificates issued by the Office of Short-Term Rentals) need to be renewed during the month of May each year. Business registration certificates are administered by a separate City office (Treasurer & Tax Collector). To renew, please visit: www.sftreasurer.org/registration, then scroll down to select "Renew Business Registration."
While there please make sure you have the correct business type listed of "Accommodations," and that the Transient Occupancy Tax (hotel taxes) item is correctly noted. If you need assistance with this item please contact the SF Treasurer & Tax Collector at the first floor of City Hall, or by calling 311 from your phone.
In order to legally host short-term rentals, a host needs both a business registration certificate AND a short-term residential rental certificate (valid for two years from issuance).
5:30PM-7:30PM May 1, 2018
5:30PM-7:30PM April 2, 2018