Short-Term Rental Ordinances in Progress

Short-Term Rental (STR) Permits

For information regarding the City's existing STR permit program in effect, visit the STR Permit webpage.


Updated 1/19/2023 - On Monday, January 9, 2023, the City Council discussed the Hosted Short-Term Rental Ordinance including providing direction to staff on the next steps regarding the City’s Short-term Rental Ordinance including the public hearing process, draft ordinance options, and if City staff should meet with California Coastal Commission staff to discuss the Short-term Rental Ordinance. The staff report is available online. The Council established a Short-Term Rental Ad Hoc Committee, appointed members to the Committee, and directed the Ad Hoc Committee to work with staff to bring back a recommendation to the City Council regarding short term rental regulation in the City, which will address any feedback received from Coastal Commission staff and/or Coastal Commissioners.


On November 23, 2020, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 472 (Hosted STR Ordinance) to establish provisions to regulate short-term rental of property citywide which include, but are not limited to, requiring the presence of an onsite host during short-term rentals, primary residency requirements and multifamily restrictions. On November 5, Council conducted the first reading of the Hosted Ordinance and adopted Resolution No. 20-51, amending Local Coastal Program (LCP) Land Use Plan (LUP) Chapter 5 accordingly. See the November 23 staff report and November 5 staff report for more information on the Hosted STR Ordinance. The Hosted STR Ordinance involves an LCP amendment and Zoning Text Amendment to the Malibu Municipal Code. The Hosted Ordinance regulations cannot go into effect until the LCPA is certified by the California Coastal Commission (CCC).  

On December 9, 2020, the City submitted the LCP amendment to the CCC for certification review. This process continued through 2022. On August 12, 2022, the CCC held a public hearing and voted to deny the City's Local Coastal Program Amendment (LCPA) Short-Term Rental Unit Hosted Ordinance. The CCC denied the City's LCPA, that an ordinance which requires the presence of an onsite host during short-term rentals of single family residences would reduce the availability of STRs in the City and that the City did not have a sufficient number of other accommodations such as hotels to make up for the potential loss.  The CCC encouraged the City to work with its staff to reach a mutually agreeable resolution and return to the Commission with a revised ordinance. (California Coastal Commission Letter of Determination)  



A detailed history of the both ordinances is provided in the Short-Term Rental Ordinance Staff Memorandum. The following documents also provide additional information:

  1. Planning Department

    Physical Address
    23825 Stuart Ranch Rd
    Malibu, CA 90265

    Phone: 310-456-2489, ext. 485


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