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Sacramento Updates Rules For Short-Term Home Rental Websites


The City of Sacramento continues to modify the rules for short-term home and room rentals like Airbnb.

City Revenue Manager Brad Wasson said his department has identified a couple of ways the City can identify hosts who are not properly licensed.

"One is to require all the hosts to put their city permit number on any advertisement and that way we can match permit number to advertisement," Wasson said. "That will help us out quite a bit."

If hosts are not on site, they will be required to submit registers of their guests and the number of nights stayed. They will also be required to have a property manager on call.

The City says more than 50 people and businesses have submitted applications to be licensed short-term operators in the city.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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