On February 1st a city ordinance went into effect allowing some residential properties to conduct short-term residential rentals of all or a portion of their units for a period of less than 30 nights . Permanent Residents (owners and tenants) will be able to apply to place their residential unit on the Planning Department’s Short-Term Residential Rental Registry. The fee for the initial application is $50.00. Your registration will remain valid for two years. To register your unit, you will need to make an appointment with the San Francisco Planning Department to meet with staff and submit your application.Visit the planning departments website to get more information and to get an application, http://www.sf-planning.org
You can also get more information from the Airbnb website about what you would need in order to apply for the permit.