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File #: 22-0812    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/27/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Title: Treasurer-Tax Collector recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment II to Agreement for Services 4951 with Host Compliance LLC, a subsidiary of Granicus LLC, for a contract price of $98,855 and extending the term one year to June 30, 2023, to provide short-term rental address identification, rental activity monitoring, tax audit support, compliance monitoring and a 24/7 rental hot line support. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route, 2. Executed Amendment #2
Related files: 20-0711, 21-0885
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Treasurer-Tax Collector recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment II to Agreement for Services 4951 with Host Compliance LLC, a subsidiary of Granicus LLC, for a contract price of $98,855 and extending the term one year to June 30, 2023, to provide short-term rental address identification, rental activity monitoring, tax audit support, compliance monitoring and a 24/7 rental hot line support.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Treasurer-Tax Collector Department, Tax Division, administers the County’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Program in accordance with Revenue and Taxation Code 7280 and El Dorado County Ordinance, Title 3, Chapter 3.28. Under the Program, the Department issues Short-Term Rental (STR) Business Licenses/TOT Certificates to property owners and manages the activities related to the filing and collection of quarterly TOT taxes. There are currently approximately 1,017 active Business Licenses/TOT certificates indicating 4,068 quarterly tax filings per year.

The Planning and Building Department administers the County’s Vacation Home Rental Program in accordance with El Dorado County Ordinance, Title 5, Chapter 5.56. Under the Program, the Department issues Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Permits and manages the Code Enforcement actions. Currently, there are approximately 900 active VHRs within the unincorporated areas El Dorado County.

Over the past several years, the short-term rental industry has experienced a significant increase in internet-based rental companies advertising, with reservation links, overnight lodging accommodations, ranging from single rooms to entire homes. Online companies include Airbnb, VRBO, TripAdvisor, Priceline, Expedia and over 125 other internet-based agencies. It is estimated by Host Compliance that approximately 1,748 unique properties within the unincorporated areas of El Dorado County are listed as short-term rental properties on vacation rental websites.
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