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Check out the Short-Term Residential Rental Starter Kit and Requirements Information on the Business Portal for more info about the requirements to rent out your residence. Anyone in San Francisco who earns rent from a short-term residential rental is considered a business and may owe taxes. You must obtain a Business Registration Certificate and pay applicable taxes (through the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office), in addition to registering with the Office of Short-Term Rentals.

About the Office of Short-Term Rentals

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We work with the residents of San Francisco to ensure that short-term rental activity respects neighborhood character, preserves housing supply, and complies with the City’s rules. Our Office is responsible for registering eligible hosts and for administering enforcement of the City's short-term rental regulations.

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Hearings & Events

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. See all events.

** AFTERNOON WALK-IN HOURS CANCELLED - January 2, 2019 **

1:00PM-5:00PM January 2, 2019

*** PLEASE NOTE *** : Due to limited staffing during the holidays, the Office of Short-Term Rentals has cancelled the Wednesday afternoon walk-in hours on January 3, 2019. The next afternoon walk-in hours will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2019.

Evening Walk-In Hours

5:30PM-7:30PM January 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.

Evening Walk-in Hours

5:30PM-7:30PM February 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 March 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 April 1, 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 May 6, 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.

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