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An owner of a residential dwelling located within the County of Ventura Temporary Rental Unit Zones (Coastal) (Non-Coastal) who rents their property for less than 30 days is required to:

  • Have an active Temporary Rental Unit (TRU) Permit
  • Have an active County of Ventura business license
  • Collect and remit Transient Occupancy Tax (for Short-term rentals only)

How to apply for a permit:

Please Note: If you currently have any outstanding county violations or fees owed, your permit will not be processed until violations are cleared and fees are paid. It is suggested that you do not apply until these issues are corrected.

The following instructions provide you a step by step plan to apply for a TRU permit

  • STEP 1 - Complete a free Citizen Access Account HERE
  • STEP 2 - Login to your free Citizen Access Account
  • STEP 3 - Once in your account, click on the tab “Code Compliance” then, click “Create an application” and follow instructions.
  • STEP 4 - Check out and pay all fees- Code Compliance will be notified of your application and contact you for follow-up.

Temporary Rental Unit Forms

Temporary Rental Unit (TRU) Ordinance

It is important for owners to be familiar with and adhere to the Ordinance Guidelines for operating a TRU. Owners are also responsible to ensure their renters and their guests comply with these Guidelines.

How to Report a TRU Violation

There are 2 steps to report an TRU violation:

Step 1- Contact Property Manager or Owner

Directly contact the person designated on the TRU permit posting located on the property site to resolve complaints about the TRU. Property Managers or owners are to respond to a reporting party within 30 minutes or 15 minutes during quiet hours. If a manager does not respond to go step 2.

Step 2- Call the TRU Contact Numbers:

(805) 654-3506 Business Hours 8 am to 5 pm

(805) 662-5673 After Hours 5pm to 8am

Use the after hours number for complaints after-hours and during weekends when County offices are closed. We will contact you for a follow up.

File a General Complaint Report

If you want to file a Complaint Report with the County . Please answer as many fields as possible as this assists the County with any follow up action. Include any relevant pictures or documents by using the upload feature. Please note, any report filed when County offices are closed will not be responded to until the County offices are once again open. If your concern is urgent and requires a more immediate response, please use one of the other methods listed above.