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(a) A short-term residential rental unit owner may use a single-family dwelling unit as a short-term residential rental unit only if such owner has a current valid short-term residential unit permit and complies with the requirements of this Chapter and other applicable provisions of the County Code and other laws. A separate permit shall be required for each dwelling unit used as a short-term residential rental unit when there is more than one legal single-family dwelling unit or a duplex on the parcel. With the exception of a parcel two acres or greater, an accessory dwelling unit, primary dwelling unit, guesthouse, casita, or other residential accessory structure may be permitted as a short-term residential rental unit when at least one of the dwelling units (primary dwelling, accessory dwelling unit, or caretaker dwelling) is occupied by the property owner or legal agent. An owner-occupancy requirement shall not apply to a parcel two acres or greater.
(b) Short-term residential unit renters are subject to the uniform transient occupancy tax of § 14.0203.
(c) A short-term residential rental unit permit is transferrable to the new owner of the rental unit in question, provided that the new owner informs the County of its desire to assume the responsibilities of holding the short-term residential rental unit permit in question within 30 days of taking title to the property. Within 30 days of taking title to the property, the new owner is also responsible to provide the County with the information necessary to satisfy the requirements of §§ 84.28.050(a)(1) through (7), so that the County may be assured that the new owner understands its duties and responsibilities as the owner of a short-term residential rental unit. The County may also charge a fee for changing the permit record, as set forth in the schedule of fees in Division 6 of Title 1 of the County Code.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4331, passed - -2017; Am. Ord. 4371, passed - -2019)