Short-Term Rentals

Renting a private home in lieu of a hotel during a vacation or business trip has risen in popularity. Among other resources, online booking sites facilitate short term hotel type rentals between homeowners who can earn some extra income and travelers looking for an affordable and convenient place to stay.

However, like many other cities, the City of Saratoga’s Municipal Code prohibits rental of a single-family home or room(s) within the home for a period of 30 consecutive calendar days or less.

The rules are put in place to avoid increased traffic, noise, and the high turnover of short-term renters on quiet streets where residents value stability and privacy.

See our Short Term Rental Flyer (PDF) for additional information.

For more information about the city’s laws defining hotel type rentals, see City Code Section 15-06.360 and Section 5-25.020(f). You can also give us a call at 408-868-1222, or email us.


Complaints are investigated on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to file a formal complaint, complete a complaint form. Anonymous complaints will not be accepted. Call Code Enforcement at 408-868-1214.