§ 84.28.060  Occupancy Standards.
   (a)   Compliance with Uniform Codes and Other Laws.  At the time of issuance of a short-term residential rental unit permit and thereafter, the short-term residential rental unit shall be in compliance with the California Fire Code, California Building Code, the National Fire Protection Association Standards or regulations, and any other applicable uniform codes, as adopted by the County of San Bernardino, and other applicable laws and codes.
   (b)   Occupancy Limits.  Occupancy limits per room for all short-term residential rental units shall be determined as follows:
      (1)   In order for a room to be considered habitable space for overnight sleeping purposes, it must be a minimum of 70 square feet.  A 70 square foot room may sleep one person.  Each sleeping room occupied by more than one person shall contain not less than 50 square feet of floor area for each additional person.
      (2)   Kitchens, bathrooms, toilet rooms, halls, closets, storage or utility spaces, and similar areas are not considered habitable rooms for sleeping purposes, thus the square footage represented by these rooms shall not be used in the calculation for determining the maximum number of occupants.
   (c)   Maximum Occupancy Limits. Maximum occupancy limits per short term residential rental unit shall be determined as follows:
      (1)   Notwithstanding the allowances per Subdivision (b) above, the maximum occupancy of a short-term residential rental unit shall not exceed six persons if the rental unit is smaller than 800 square feet.
      (2)   Notwithstanding the allowances per Subdivision (b) above, the maximum occupancy of a short-term residential rental unit shall not exceed eight persons if the rental unit is smaller than 1,200 square feet.
      (3)   Notwithstanding the allowances per Subdivision (b) above, on parcels smaller than one-quarter acre, the maximum occupancy of a short-term residential rental unit shall not exceed ten persons.
      (4)   Notwithstanding the allowances per Subdivision (b) above, on parcels smaller than one-half acre, the maximum occupancy of a short-term residential rental unit shall not exceed 12 persons.
      (5)   Notwithstanding the allowances per Subdivision (b) above, on parcels one-half acre to one acre, the maximum occupancy of a short-term residential rental unit shall not exceed 15 persons.
      (6)   Notwithstanding the allowances per Subdivision (b) above, on parcels one acre or greater, the maximum occupancy of a short-term residential rental unit shall not exceed 20 persons.
      (7)   Notwithstanding the allowances per Subdivisions (b) and (c)(1) through (6) above, the maximum occupancy of a short-term residential rental unit shall not exceed the occupancies supported by the on-site parking spaces as required by Subdivision (d) below.
   (d)   Parking.  All vehicles of short-term residential rental unit renters must be parked on the short-term residential rental unit property.  No vehicle of renters shall be parked on neighboring properties or within the transportation right-of-way, or in any manner that would create an obstruction.  Parking shall be provided on-site at a ratio of not less than one parking space for every four renters.  Short-term residential rental properties with occupancy limits of two renters shall be limited to two vehicles.  Parking spaces may include garage, carport, and driveway spaces, and may allow for tandem parking.  On-site parking areas shall be kept free from any obstructions, including but not limited to excessive amounts of snow, which would prevent use for vehicle parking. Only the approved parking areas/spaces pursuant to the short-term residential rental unit permit shall be used for vehicle parking.  Pursuant to § 84.28.080(a)(2), violations of the parking requirements of this Chapter may result in vehicles being towed without notice.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4230, passed - -2014; Am. Ord. 4331, passed - -2017; Am. Ord. 4371, passed - -2019)