Did the primary law on short-term rentals change?

Yes. Prior to 2020, all short-term residential rentals (stays of less than 30 days) were illegal in Milpitas (per the City’s Planning Code). This included rentals for the entire home, or just a portion (e.g. private room listings). However, beginning in July 2020, hosts were eligible to register, with the Planning Department, in order to host limited short-term rentals; and only in eligible homes where the host also lives at least 275 nights per year. Short-term rental hosts are required to register with the Planning Department.

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1. What is a short-term rental?
2. What is a "host"?
3. How do I register with the City of Milpitas as a business and a short term rental?
4. Did the primary law on short-term rentals change?
5. What are the rules for Live / Work Units?
6. What properties are ineligible for short-term rentals?
7. Are there any fees associated with operating a short-term rental?
8. What are the laws regarding other types of rentals?