The City of Carlsbad has entered into an agreement with Vrbo/Homeaway to collect and remit TOT and CTBID assessments on short term vacation rentals booked on their platforms. This is similar to the agreement we have with Airbnb. The agreement goes into effect February 1, 2020. Any rentals booked through the month of January 2020, the taxes will need to be remitted to the City by the vacation rental owner. For rentals booked on Vrbo/Homeaway after February 1, 2020, Vrbo/Homeaway will be collecting and remitting the taxes to the City on the vacation rental owners behalf.
New rules for short-term vacation rentals went into effect Feb. 23, 2016, banning them except in the "coastal zone" and the La Costa Condominium Owners Association, known as the “La Costa Chateaus” at 2003 and 2005 Costa Del Mar.
The Carlsbad City Council received an update on short-term vacation rentals at its April 25, 2017 meeting. Watch the meeting.