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Short Term Rental Lawsuit Settled

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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 10:31 am

The City has settled a legal action against a property owner for violations to Coronado’s short-term rental ordinance.

The property owner has remitted $10,000 in costs related to enforcement and has agreed to stop renting four residential units on two properties on a short-term basis. Transient occupancy of homes, a period outlined in the City’s Municipal Code as being 26 days or less, is prohibited in residential neighborhoods.

In this case, the owner ignored multiple requests to comply with Coronado’s local codes and continued violating the ordinance, including entering into a short-term rental agreement contract, of which the City became aware, for one of their properties.

“The City hopes to send a clear and consistent message that it will enforce its ordinance and prosecute those who violate it,” said City Manager Blair King.

 The violations occurred at four properties at 515, 517 and 521 Fourth Street and 1022 Olive Ave. After receiving complaints from neighbors that there were various groups of people in some of the units over a one-week period, loud parties and broken glass outside, the City found the owner had been advertising the homes for rent for short-term stays on home-sharing websites. 

When the City is alerted to a short-term rental advertised online or receives a complaint, it follows up immediately with property owners. Those who fail to comply are subject to further enforcement by the City, up to and including being taken to court. Property owners can incur fines, civil penalties, court costs and attorney fees.

Residents who want to report a short-term rental violation can send an email to or call the City Manager’s Office at 619-522-7335 and City staff will respond.

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