The City of La Quinta is looking for interested citizens to serve on an Ad-hoc Committee for a period of one year. The Committee is tasked to evaluate the City’s Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) Program, including STVR historical information, outreach and marketing of the program, compliance and enforcement tools, streamlining the STVR license application process, potential program enhancements and new requirements. Following review of the City’s STVR Program, this Committee will provide critical advice and present recommendations to the City Council for consideration.

Meetings will be held monthly (date and time will be determined by the Committee) at La Quinta City Hall, 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta. Citizens do not need to reside in La Quinta or be a registered voter to serve on this Committee.

 Interested citizens can fill out and submit an application HERE.

Please submit your application with the Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
The City Council will conduct interviews and appoint members in February 2020. 
Applicants must be present for consideration.



Residents have the right to call a 24/7 hotline to report violations (760) 777-7157 

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Please be advised that effective September 16, 2019, the City of La Quinta Short-Term Vacation Rental annual registration/renewal fee will be increased to $205 per property. The business license fee will remain the same. We will begin enforcing this change on October 01, 2019. New applications, and registration renewal forms postmarked after that date will be subject to the fee increase.

Should you have any questions, you can make an appointment to meet with the Short Term Vacation Rental team, or please feel free to contact the team at 760-777-7000 or send an email to the followingvacationlq@laquintaca.gov

The City of La Quinta Short-Term Vacation Rental Program requirements were amended effective August 17, 2018:

  • 3.25.040 B – Property owner to be the Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) permit holder.
  • 3.25.050 C – STVR permit shall be valid only for the number of bedrooms approved by the city.
  • 3.25.090 E – Three violation of the STVR regulations will result in a suspension of STVR permit.
  • 3.25.090 F – Fines for STVR violations have increased to range from $500 - $5,000.

The adopted Short-term vacation rental ordinance can also be found on our website HERE. (Choose Title 3 then Chapter 3.25 SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS) 

The required documents and frequently asked questions are available below: 

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