St. Helena, CA: short-term rental lawsuit ends in settlement - violator fined $57,000

St. Helena, CA: short-term rental lawsuit ends in settlement - violator fined $57,000

The owners of a Scott Street house have agreed to pay the city $57,260 to settle a lawsuit claiming that the house operated as an unpermitted short-term rental.

The sum includes unpaid transient occupancy taxes, interest, penalties and reimbursement for the $29,143 in legal fees the city spent on the lawsuit, which was filed in May.