Cathedral City leaders voted Thursday to implement a heightened enforcement program answering to a growing number of complaints from people who live next to short term vacation rental homes.
The city approved a new enforcement pilot program based on the success of a similar program in Palm Springs.
Residents will call the STVR Hotline (760) 553-1031 to make a complaint, according to the city.
The Hotline will contact a new security company that will be dispatched to short-term vacation rental homes to observe, document, and cite if the situation is in violation of city ordinances.
The new service is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All other days are handled through the City's Code Compliance Department.
In June, the city enacted a moratorium on new short-term rental applications following a growing number of neighbor complaints about party homes and noise interrupting their otherwise quiet neighborhoods.