Who needs to apply for a Short-Term Rental Permit?

Any owner, or agent, renting a residential property for a period of thirty (30) days or less is required to apply for a Short-Term Rental Permit. Failure to register will be the sole responsibility of the property owner.

Is there a minimum required stay?

Yes. Owners or agents operating a Short-Term Rental must rent their properties for a minimum of three (3) nights. This rule is in place to avoid frequent disturbances in residential neighborhoods caused by the repeated arrival and departure of short-term guests.

What is the permit process?

In order to obtain a Short-Term Rental Permit, you must apply to the City of Anaheim using the Short-Term Rental Application. Contact the Business License Division to obtain an application. The necessary application can also be picked up from the Planning Department at Anaheim City Hall. The application must be filled out and returned in-person between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, or mailed to the address listed on the application. 

Is my Short-Term Rental Permit transferable?

No. Any change of ownership or address will require the submittal of a new application within fourteen (14) days. 

Do I also need to obtain a business license?

Yes. You will be issued a City of Anaheim Business Tax Certificate (business license) once you have completed the permit process along with the Regulatory Permit for the Short-Term Rental. The Regulatory Permit will include a unique Permit Number (REG#) that you must use as a part of the program which will allow the Code Enforcement staff to verify your compliance with the established guidelines. 

What if I do not obtain a Short-Term Rental Permit?

Failure to meet the requirements of the Short-Term Rental Program may result in enforcement actions, which include a notice of violation and/or citations. 

If I have more questions, who should I contact?

To learn more about the Short-Term Rental program, please call our Business License staff at 714-765-5194, or stop by City Hall to discuss the program with our knowledgeable and friendly City staff. 
For more information, please contact the Business License staff at 714-765-5194.