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Short Term Rental Guidelines

Below we have provided links to individual city municipal codes regarding short term rentals. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed and is provided for reference purposes only. Please be sure to contact the city to confirm the information provided.

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STR: Aliso Viejo

Short-term rentals are prohibited in the city of Aliso Viejo, unless otherwise permitted by the municipal code. Please contact city staff for any additional information.

City of Aliso Viejo
12 Journey, Suite 100
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949-425-2500
http://www.cityofalisoviejo.com/

STR: Anaheim

The city of Anaheim does not allow any new short-term rentals. Please visit the city’s website for further clarification.

City of Anaheim
200 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
714-765-4311
https://www.anaheim.net/

Business License Division
bus_license@anaheim.net
714-765-5194

STR: Brea

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Brea
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821
714-990-7689
http://www.ci.brea.ca.us/

STR: Buena Park

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Buena Park
6650 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90622
714-562-3500
http://www.buenapark.com/home

STR: Costa Mesa

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Costa Mesa
77 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-754-5000
https://www.costamesaca.gov/

STR: Cypress

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Cypress
5275 Orange Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630
714-229-6700
http://www.cypressca.org/

Community Development Department
714-229 6720

E-mail cdd@cypressca.org

STR: Dana Point

The City of Dana Point allows short-term rentals with a permit. We suggest visiting the city’s website for information on compliance, permits, complaints, and more.

Short-term Rentals in Dana Point

City of Dana Point
33282 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
949-248-3500
http://www.danapoint.org/home

STR: Fountain Valley

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Fountain Valley
10200 Slater Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-593-4400
https://www.fountainvalley.org/
Housing & Community Development
714-593-4428

STR: Fullerton

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Fullerton
303 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
714-738-6300
https://www.cityoffullerton.com/

STR: Garden Grove

Short-term rentals are prohibited in the city of Garden Grove. Please refer to the city’s website for information.

https://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/short-term-vacation-rental

City of Garden Grove
11222 Acacia Parkway
Garden Grove, CA 92840
714-741-5000
https://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/

STR: Huntington Beach

Short-term rentals are prohibited in the City of Huntington Beach. Please refer to the city’s website for additional information.

https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/announcements/announcement.cfm?id=917

City of Huntington Beach
2000 Main Street

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

714-536-5511
https://www.surfcityusa.com/

STR: Irvine

The City of Irvine prohibits all short-term rentals within the City's residential zones, and within any other zoning district in the city, including all underlying or base zones, overlay zones and adopted specific plans, in which residential uses are a permitted or conditionally permitted use.

City of Irvine
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA, 92606
949-724-6000
http://www.cityofirvine.org/

Irvine Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement Hotline 949-724-6326

STR: Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach allows short-term rentals in certain areas of the city. We suggest referring to the municipal code, and contacting city staff for further clarification.

City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
949-497-3311
http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/

Laguna Beach Municipal Code – Short-Term Rentals

Laguna Beach Community Development Department
(949) 497-0712

STR: Laguna Hills

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Laguna Hills
24035 El Toro Road
Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
949-707-2600
https://www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us/

STR: Laguna Niguel

Short-term rentals are prohibited by the City of Laguna Niguel. Please refer to the city’s municipal code for clarification.

Laguna Niguel Municipal Code – Short-Term Rentals

City of Laguna Niguel
30111 Crown Valley Pkwy
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677
949-362-4300
http://www.cityoflagunaniguel.org/

STR: Laguna Woods

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. However, most of the city’s residents live in the community of Laguna Woods Village which have their own set of regulations. We suggest contacting Laguna Woods Village for information.

Laguna Woods Village
24351 El Toro Rd
Laguna Woods, CA, 92637
949-597-4200
https://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/

City of Laguna Woods
24264 El Toro Road
Laguna Woods, CA, 92637
949-639-0500
http://www.cityoflagunawoods.org/

STR: Lake Forest

Short-term rentals are prohibited in the City of Lake Forest. Please refer to the city’s municipal code and contact city staff if you have any questions.

Lake Forest Municipal Code

City of Lake Forest
25550 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
949-461-3400
https://www.lakeforestca.gov/

STR: Lakewood

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Lakewood
5050 Clark Avenue
Lakewood, CA, 90712
562-866-9771
http://www.lakewoodcity.org/

STR: La Palma

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of La Palma
7822 Walker Street
La Palma, CA, 90623
714-690-3300
https://www.cityoflapalma.org/

STR: Los Alamitos

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Los Alamitos
3191 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 431-3538
http://cityoflosalamitos.org/

STR: Mission Viejo

The city of Mission Viejo does not have an ordinance regarding short-term rentals. City staff suggests contacting your Homeowners Association.

City of Mission Viejo
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
949-470-3000
http://cityofmissionviejo.org/

STR: Newport Beach

Short term lodging is allowed in Newport Beach but is limited to certain residential districts and requires a business license and short-term lodging permit from the City. See the city’s website for everything you need to know.

City of Newport Beach
Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
949-644-3309
http://www.newportbeachca.gov/

STR: Orange

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Orange, CA
300 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
714-744-2225
https://www.cityoforange.org/

STR: Placentia

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

See Also: Chapter 23.74 BED AND BREAKFAST INNS

City of Placentia
401 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
714-993-8117
http://www.placentia.org/

STR: Rancho Santa Margarita

The city does not have an ordinance regarding short-term rentals. City staff suggests contacting your HOA for information.

City of Rancho Santa Margarita
22112 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688
949-635-1800
https://www.cityofrsm.org/

STR: San Clemente

The City of San Clemente does allow short term-rentals under certain conditions. Check out the city’s website for more information.

City of San Clemente
910 Calle Negocio
San Clemente, CA, 92673
949-361-8200
http://www.san-clemente.org

STR: San Juan Capistrano

The City of San Juan Capistrano’s municipal code identifies Boarding Houses as short and long-term rental facilities, and do not permit the use in any single family residential zone. The uses are permitted in the Multi-Family and Very High Density Residential zone. Please contact city staff if you have any questions.

City of San Juan Capistrano
32400 Paseo Adelanto
San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675
949-493-1171
http://sanjuancapistrano.org/

STR: Santa Ana

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA, 92701
714-647-5400
http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us

STR: Seal Beach

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Seal Beach
211 Eighth St
Seal Beach, CA, 90740
562-431-2527
http://www.sealbeachca.gov

STR: Stanton

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Stanton
7800 Katella Avenue
Stanton, CA 90680
714-890-4245
http://ci.stanton.ca.us/

STR: Tustin

The city of Tustin has informed the Orange County Realtors® that a residential rental must be for 31 days or more, or it would be considered a hotel or motel, which is not allowed within a residential zone. We suggest contacting city staff with any questions.

City of Tustin
300 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA, 92780
714-573-3000
http://www.tustinca.org/

STR: Villa Park

The city’s municipal code does not explicitly address short-term rentals. We suggest contacting city staff or the appropriate entity responsible for the property. (ex: homeowners’ association, condo association, leasing office, etc.)

City of Villa Park
17855 Santiago Boulevard
Villa Park, CA, 92861
714-998-1500
http://villapark.org/

STR: Westminster

Short-term rentals are prohibited in the City of Westminster as they are not included in the zoning code’s list of permitted uses. For questions, please contact city staff.

City of Westminster
8200 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA, 92683
714-898-3311
http://www.westminster-ca.gov/

STR: Yorba Linda

The City of Yorba Linda does permit short-term rentals on the condition that the homeowner has a business license and pays transient occupancy taxes. We suggest contacting city staff for information.

City of Yorba Linda
4845 Casa Loma Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA, 92886
714-961-7100
https://www.yorbalindaca.gov/