Short-term vacation rentals to resume in Riverside County

Homeowners who rent single occupancy residences for short-term stays may resume operations in Riverside County. This allowance does not include hotels, motels, and inns, which the state has prohibited as part of the statewide stay-at-home order. However, in alignment with other Southern Californian counties, short-term vacation rentals at single occupancy homes may resume.

Safety precautions and disinfectant protocols are outlined in the local guidance developed by the Riverside County Economic Recovery Task Force.

“This guidance will help provide clarity to those short-term vacation rental businesses that are not included in other orders and guidance,” said Vice Chair Karen Spiegel, Second District Supervisor. “Business owners should take all steps necessary to ensure the safety of their guests and employees.”

The Riverside County guidance includes the following:

  • Rentals allowed in private homes where the guest rents the entire home and does not share any common areas with others. Home-sharing is not allowed.
  • No events or group gatherings are permitted until approved by the State of California. Only guests registered for the home should be on premise.
  • Complete a deep cleaning after each rental, using products and protocols outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Ensure a 24-hour reservation gap between when a guest departs and a new arrival.

Some cities may have further restrictions regarding short-term vacation rentals. This guidance does not change any restrictions those jurisdictions have put in place. The entire local guidance is posted online at


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