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§ 84.28.030 Definitions.
   The definitions in this Section are intended to apply to this Chapter only. Any term which is not specifically defined herein shall have the definition as provided by Division 10 of the Development Code or elsewhere within the County Code.
   (a)   ALTERNATIVE SHELTER. Means any shelter, vehicle, or site prepared for transient occupancy rental other than a legal residential dwelling unit or commercial lodging facility. Examples of alternative shelters include, but are not limited to, tents, recreational cabins, and recreational vehicles.
   (b)   BOOKING TRANSACTION. Means any reservation or payment service provided by a person who facilitates a STR transaction between a prospective STR renter and a STR owner.
   (c)   DWELLING UNIT. Any building or portion thereof, including, but not limited to, a manufactured home, that contains living facilities, including provisions for sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation as required by the California Building Code, for not more than one family, including domestic employees of the family. Examples of a dwelling unit include, but are not limited to, a single-family dwelling unit, condominium, accessory dwelling unit, guesthouse, or any other accessory residential structure considered a dwelling unit.
   (d)   HOSTING PLATFORM. Means a marketplace in whatever form or format, which facilitates rental of a STR through advertising, match-making or any other means, using any medium or facilitation, and from which the operator of the hosting platform derives revenues from providing or maintaining the marketplace.
   (e)   INSPECTIONS-INITIAL. Means any inspection incident to the review of an application for an initial STR permit. The responsible department shall inspect the subject property to verify compliance with the standards of this Chapter.
   (f)   INSPECTIONS-RENEWAL. Means the reinspection, upon the application for renewal of a STR permit, whereby the subject property shall be inspected to ensure continued compliance with the standards of this Chapter. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, an applicant seeking renewal of a STR permit shall comply with all applicable standards of this Chapter at the time of renewal.
   (g)   OCCUPANT. Means a person who will stay overnight in a STR. The maximum occupancy stated on a STR permit will indicate the maximum number of occupants approved.
   (h)   RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT. Means the department or subdivision thereof designated by the Chief Executive Officer of San Bernardino County to implement this Chapter.
   (i)   SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNIT (STR). Means a dwelling unit or portion thereof rented or otherwise used for residential transient occupancy, as defined in § 14.0203 (Uniform Transient Occupancy Tax). A STR shall not be used for any commercial activity, which includes but is not limited to weddings, wedding receptions, corporate retreats, business meetings or conferences, filming photography shoots, a fraternity party, or any other similar gathering, unless regulated under an approved County-issued permit. Transient occupancy generally means occupancy for 30 consecutive calendar days or less.
   (j)   STR OWNER. Means the owner of a property, as defined in § 810.01.170 (Definitions, O), with a dwelling unit that is being used as a STR. An owner may include, but is not limited to, a person, corporation, partnership, a personal or family trust, limited liability company (LLC), or limited liability partnership (LLP). An agent may act on behalf of a property owner to manage the STR.
   (k)   STR RENTER. Means an individual who enters into an agreement or is authorized by the STR owner, regardless of remunerations, to use property as a STR. Such renter is not considered a tenant or a person who hires a dwelling unit under Civil Code § 1940.
   (l)   SURROUNDING PROPERTY OWNER. Means the owner of property that is located within the applicable distance from the STR as set forth in Table 85-2 of § 85.03.080 (Notice of Pending Land Use Decisions).
(Ord. 4331, passed - -2017; Am. Ord. 4371, passed - -2019; Am. Ord. 4400, passed - -2021; Am. Ord. 4439, passed - -2022)