FAQ Topic: Vacation Rentals

What if my vacation rental permit is denied?

You may file an appeal of the vacation rental permit denial.  If the owner appeals the decision, the appeal must be filed within 15 calendar days of the City’s decision. A filing fee must be paid at the time of the appeal request. Any appeal of the denial of a vacation rental permit filed without … Continued

What are the insurance requirements for a vacation rental?

Proof of General Liability Insurance The application for a vacation rental registration certificate shall be accompanied by proof of general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.00 combined single limit and an executed agreement to indemnify, defend and hold the City harmless from any and all claims and liability of any kind whatsoever resulting from … Continued

What is the Greater Palm Springs Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID)?

Effective July 1st, 2021, vacation rental owners are required to remit the 1% Greater Palm Springs Tourism Business Improvement District (GPSTBID) assessment on gross rental revenue of short-term rentals of 28 days or less to the City of Desert Hot Springs. For additional information on the assessment and the Greater Palm Springs Tourism Business Improvement … Continued

Are there taxes associated with using a property for a vacation rental?

Yes, the City requires all vacation rental permit holders to pay a transient occupancy tax.  The transient occupancy tax is 12% of the rent charged by the operator.  Additional information on transient occupancy taxes can be found here: https://library.qcode.us/lib/desert_hot_springs_ca/pub/municipal_code/item/title_3-chapter_3_20?view=all

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