Palm Springs, CA vacation rental regulations

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Hey BP,

I am interested in the Palm Springs, CA market for short term vacation rental investing. The revenues look promising from research on Everbooked, Airdna, and Mashvisor. However, the regulations in the area for vacation rentals seem stringent and prohibitive to operating a full time Airbnb. For example there is a rule about a limit of 36 guests per year in your vacation rental. Is this a rule that is not enforced or is there a way around it? Obviously people are operating Airbnb/VR in the area that exceed this limit. Just wondering what strategies people are using to deal with the regulations in Palm Springs. 


I focus on Indio, La Quinta, and unincorporated Riverside County.  The folks that make PS work have lots of local knowledge and strong constitutions.