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Few Following The Rules For Short-Term Rentals In Sacramento

Sean MacEntee / Flickr

Sean MacEntee / Flickr

The idea of renting out rooms or homes for a day here or a day there has become quite popular in the city of Sacramento. But most of the people renting out their spaces are not following the rules.

According to the City of Sacramento, 600 addresses are available for short-term rentals. But, only 90 people have permits.

Brad Wasson is the City Revenue Manager. He says some of the operators with permits are also breaking the rules, by not enforcing a limit of six people per stay.

"Some people have multiple structures on their property. So, like a converted garage, a guest house, or a pool house and they're using those," Wasson said. 

Wasson says the City has received complaints and will consider specifying which buildings are included in permits.

His department would also like to hire a company to track rentals and send notices to people not following the rules.

Short term rentals through online sites like Airbnb have been legal in the city of Sacramento since last year.

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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