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Short-Term Rental Program

On May 13, 2014, the Anaheim City Council finalized an Ordinance designed to regulate the short-term rental industry. The Ordinance requires every property owner that rents his or her residential property on a short-term basis (3 to less than 30 days) to obtain a Short-Term Rental Permit. This includes property owners that operate their home as a short-term rental for a limited duration throughout the year.

The Ordinance took effect on July 1, 2014 and the application process is currently open to all short-termrental owners. To learn more about the applications process, please review the Short-Term Rental Permit Application.

On July 1, 2015, the City of Anaheim will require all short-term rental owners to collect and remit Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) from guests renting their properties. To assist owners in this process, City staff will be offering free informational workshops that will cover: the basics of TOT, owner responsibilities, accounting cycles, folio management, and common pitfalls that can be easily avoided.

The First Workshop was held Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Please use the link below to access the PowerPoint presentation delivered by staff:   TOT Workshop Presentation

The Second Workshop will be held:

Wednesday, March 11, 2014 from 6PM-8PM in Council Chambers located at 200 S. Anaheim Blvd. 1st Floor

Attendance is not mandatory, but it is highly encouraged. This will be a great opportunity to work with City staff to gain the skills necessary to efficiently and accurately collect and remit your TOT payments. If you cannot attend the seminars in-person, staff plans to post a video recording of the session online.

Please RSVP by contacting Ruben Hernandez at 714-765-5194 or by e-mail at rhernandez2@anaheim.net.

  • For more information, please review the Short-Term Rental Ordinance, or contact the Business License staff at 714-765-5194.