Short-Term Rental Ordinance

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On October 10, 2016, the City Council directed staff to explore options for regulating short-term residential rentals of properties within the City.

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The Planning Commission held public hearings on amendments to Title 17 (Zoning Ordinance) of the Malibu Municipal Code regarding short-term rental of property in residential and multi-family zones. The Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 18-26. On Monday, July 9, 2018, the City Council held a public hearing to consider the proposed ordinance and continued the hearing to the Tuesday, September 11, 2018 City Council meeting. 


For general information regarding the City's regulations regarding short-term rentals or the Transient Occupancy Tax program, contact the Finance Division at 310-456-2489.


Residents who wish to report a nuisance related to a short-term rental in their neighborhood may call 805-495-7521 during normal business hours or 805-732-9433 outside of regular business hours. The resident should be prepared to provide the rental address.


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