Homestays are not regulated in the Coastal Zone yet, but are regulated everywhere else in the unincorporated County area.

Homestays must comply with all applicable development standards in addition to any applicable standards of the Santa Barbara County Land Use and Development Code (LUDC). The LUDC includes standards for ownership, compliance with safety codes (fire, building and health), prohibited structures, signs, occupancy, parking, number of visitors, noise, internet listing, proof of ownership or long-term tenancy and nuisance response.