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Planning & Building

Posted on: August 15, 2023

Additional Short-Term Rental Ordinance Community Meetings on Thursday, Aug. 24 & Wednesday, Sept. 6

Short Term Rental Ordinance Northern Humboldt Community Meeting flier

An ordinance is being prepared to allow the use of residences as short-term rentals (STRs) in unincorporated Humboldt County. 

The purpose of the draft STR Ordinance is to protect the character of the neighborhoods where they are located and to preserve residential units for people and families who live and work in Humboldt County. 

The draft ordinance has been revised based on community feedback received at the first STR ordinance public meeting. The proposed revisions include simplification for clarity, a more streamlined permitting process, and a cap on STRs in the greater Humboldt Bay area. To learn more and review the revised draft ordinance, please visit the county’s Short-Term Rental Ordinance web page.

To receive public feedback on the revised draft STR ordinance, two additional community meetings are scheduled.

 Additional Community Meetings

An in person Northern Humboldt community meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center at McKinleyville, located at 1615 Heartwood Dr. in McKinleyville.

A Zoom meeting to present additional changes made in response to the Southern Humboldt, Humboldt Bay Area and Northern Humboldt community meetings will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Community members can register and join the zoom call by visiting or by scanning the QR code found below this press release.

The County of Humboldt is committed to providing equal access to all county programs, services and activities through the provision of accommodations for individuals with qualified disabilities as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With 72 hours prior notice, a request for reasonable accommodation for this meeting can be made by calling (707) 268-3722.   

For more information, please call (707) 268-3722, email, or visit the Planning & Building Department office located at 3015 H St. in Eureka.

Scan the QR code or visit to register or attend the community meeting taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Short-Term Rental Ordinance webpage
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