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Indian Wells changes short-term rental policy, will prohibit sub-29 night stays


Indian Wells is changing its city policy on short term rentals.

On December 31, all owners renting out their properties will be required to only book to tenants committing to a 29-night minimum, except during the BNP Paribas Open, when shorter-term rentals will be allowed.

Previously, property owners who were issued short-term rental licenses/permits in July 2015 were grandfathered in and allowed to have guests stay for as few as seven days. Additionally, properties that belong to Home Owner's Associations can opt-out of the city's policy.

"​​​​​Property owners still need to get a short-term rental license/permit, pay the quarterly transient occupancy tax and abide by all other regulations of the ordinance," read the city's release on the change.

For more information on the city's policy, go to

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