Short-Term Rental Ordinance
Last Updated 11/10/20
On September 29, 2020, the City Council voted to adopt Ordinance No. 486 (Enforcement Ordinance), which creates a new STR Permit system to regulate the short-term rental of residential property. Effective January 15, 2021, property owners are required to have a STR permit in order to rent their property on a short-term basis.
The Enforcement Ordinance was designed to provide enforcement tools against nuisance properties while the Local Coastal Program amendment for the Hosted Ordinance, described below, is processed.
The STR permit application will be available soon. On November 5, 2020, the City Council amended the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Fee Schedule to establish the STR Permit Application Fee to be $294. Updates will be posted to this webpage.
Once the permit application is available, property owners are encouraged to submit their permit applications as early as possible to allow for processing. It may take up to 30 days to process applications due to the volume of applications received.
Interested parties may sign up for STR e-notifications to be notified when the application is available.
On November 5, 2020, the City Council introduced 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; and directed staff to schedule a second reading. The second reading is scheduled for the November 23, 2020 City Council Meeting. Additionally, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 20-51, amending Local Coastal Program (LCP) Land Use Plan (LUP) Chapter 5 accordingly. See the November 5 staff report for more information on the proposed Hosted STR Ordinance.
The Hosted STR Ordinance involves an LCP amendment and Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) to the Malibu Municipal Code. If approved by City Council, the LCP amendment will need to be certified by the California Coastal Commission before the regulations can go into effect.
A detailed history of the project starting in 2019 is provided in the Short-Term Rental Ordinance Staff Memorandum. For additional information, visit the Community Meetings & Public Input section below.
TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX (TOT) INFORMATION
For information regarding the City’s current regulations regarding short-term rentals, contact Associate Planner Justine Kendall at 310-456-2489, ext. 301.
For information on the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax program, contact the Finance Division at 310-456-2489.
REPORT A NUISANCE
Due to operational changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City made changes to how residents can report a nuisance related to a short-term rental. Residents who wish to report a nuisance related to a short-term rental in their neighborhood may call the Short-term Rental Hotline at 310-456-2489 ext. 308 or email STR@malibucity.org. Residents can leave a message or send an email including the rental address, the nature of the nuisance, and any other pertinent details. Code Enforcement staff will respond to the calls the next business day. Residents needing more immediate assistance, should call the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at 310-456-6652. As always, in an emergency, residents should call 911.
Community Meetings & Public Input
- City Council (November 23, 2020) Agenda & Staff Report (See Item 3A1)
- City Council (November 5, 2020) Agenda & Staff Report (See Items 4A and 4B)
- City Council (September 29, 2020) Agenda & Staff Report and Correspondence
- City Council (September 14, 2020) Agenda & Staff Report and Correspondence
- City Council (August 10, 2020) - ZTA No. 17-002 - Agenda & Staff Report (see Item 4C) and Correspondence
- Planning Commission (July 29, 2020) - LCPA No. 19-003 Agenda & Staff Report and Correspondence
- Planning Commission (March 30, 2020) Notice of Public Hearing - CANCELLED
- City Council (December 3, 2019) Agenda & Staff Report
- City Council (October 28, 2019) and
- Administration & Finance Subcommittee (October 3, 2019) Financial Analysis on Implications & Potential Impacts of a Ban on Short-Term Rentals - Agenda Report and Consultant Presentation
- City Council (September 26, 2018) Agenda & Staff Report (See Item 4B), Draft Ordinance No. 436 and Council’s Changes to Proposed Ordinance
- City Council (July 9, 2018) Agenda & Staff Report (See Item 4A), Proposed Ordinance, and Council’s Changes to Proposed Ordinance
- Planning Commission (May 7, 2018) Planning Commission Recommendations (Resolution No. 18-26), Agenda & Staff Report (See Item 5C) and Correspondence received by May 7, 2018
- City Council (March 26, 2018) Notice of Public Hearing (Hearing cancelled and item remanded back to the Planning Commission)
- Planning Commission Hearing (November 20, 2017) Staff Report amd Draft Ordinance (Attachment 1)
- Zoning Revisions & Code Enforcement Subcommittee (May 23, 2017) Staff Report and Meeting Minutes
- City Council (October 10, 2016) Meeting Agenda & Staff Report (see Item 5B) and Meeting Minutes
- City Council (June 13, 2016) Staff Report
- City Council (February 8, 2016) Staff Report and Meeting Minutes
- City Council (November 9, 2015) Meeting Agenda & Staff Report (see Item 6B) and Meeting Minutes