When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it is important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to give you some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in Truckee. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. If you have questions, contact the Planning Division or other city agencies directly, or consult a local lawyer or tax professional.
- The Development Code. Title 18 of the Municipal Code, the Development Code, governs most land use in Truckee. You should consult this to see if your listing is consistent with current zoning requirements or use definitions. Important terms include “allowed use,” “bed and breakfast inn,” “detached living area,” “dwelling,” “hotels and motels,” “secondary residential unit,” and “transient rental.”
- Building and Housing Standards. Truckee has rules and regulations specifying minimum construction, design, and maintenance standards for buildings, including regulations on habitability, health, and safety. Certain regulations applicable to residential and non-residential uses may be relevant to your listing, including the Building & Construction title of the Municipal Code.
- Transient Occupancy Tax. Truckee assesses transient occupancy taxes on hotels, inns, vacation homes or houses, and other short-term rentals. A “short-term rental” is defined as a guest stay of 30 days or less. More information about the transient occupancy tax is available at the City's FAQ page.
- Other Rules. It's also important to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, such as leases, condo board or co-op rules, HOA rules, or rules established by tenant organizations. Please read your lease agreement and check with your landlord if applicable.
We are committed to working with local officials to help them understand how Airbnb benefits our community. Where needed, we will continue to advocate for changes that will allow regular people to rent out their own homes.