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The City of Carlsbad will actively monitor short-term vacation rental activity to determine compliance with the law. Those found to be violating the city law may be subject to fines and other legal actions.


All permitted short-term vacation rental properties are required to post the owner’s name and contact information. The owner is required to respond to calls within 45 minutes. If an owner is not responsive, or if there is no visible permit, call the City of Carlsbad Police Department’s non-emergency line at 760-931-2197 seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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