Short-term Rentals

A close-up photo of a key in a key-hole for the short term rental page.

In recent years, the City of Temecula has seen a rapid increase in the number of short-term rentals that are listed on various websites. Residents have expressed both support and concern about the impact of short-term rentals on our local community.

At this juncture, the City of Temecula is developing an updated short-term rental ordinance. 

Currently, short-term rentals are an unpermitted use under the City’s permissive zoning code as well as the General Plan’s residential use descriptions. This permissive zoning applies to areas within the City of Temecula.

Temecula Wine Country, De Luz, and other unincorporated areas of Riverside County are regulated by the County of Riverside. Information on the County of Riverside's short-term rental regulations is available here.

What is a short-term rental?

A short-term rental is considered a dwelling unit which is shared, in whole or in part, for temporary occupancy for periods of up to 30 consecutive days. Short-term rentals are often done as a way to generate rental income by the owner of the dwelling unit.

Upcoming Meetings (UPDATED 07/01/19)

Due to unforeseen scheduling difficulties, the short-term rental discussion scheduled for the July 9, 2019, City Council meeting will be rescheduled to a future date.

The future date will be communicated, once scheduled.

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  1. Outreach Meetings (Archive)
  2. Council Meetings (Archive)

If you missed our Community Outreach meetings, you can find a copy of the presentation and a video archive of the meetings below.

Note: All time-frames discussed in these presentations are general and are subject to change.

Date & Time
Video Recording
Meeting was held:
July 11, 2018 (Wed.)
6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Ronald H. Roberts Library
30600 Pauba Road
Temecula, CA 92592
Meeting was held:
July 17, 2018 (Tue.)
6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Harveston Clubhouse
29005 Lakehouse Road
Temecula, CA 92591
Meeting was held:
July 25, 2018 (Wed.)
6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Temecula Luiseño Elementary
45754 Wolf Creek Drive N.
Temecula, CA 92592
Meeting was held:
July 31, 2018 (Tue.)
6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Vintage Hills Elementary
42240 Camino Romo
Temecula, CA 92592
Meeting was held:
Aug. 7, 2018 (Tue.)
6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Rancho Elementary
31530 La Serena Way
Temecula, CA 92591


Planning Commission (Archive)

The meeting was held on June 5, 2019, @ 6 p.m.