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Short-Term Rentals in Huntington Beach

Short-term rentals have become very popular in the last few years.  Short-term rentals are defined as a residential unit rented for a term of thirty (30) or fewer consecutive nights.  On December 21, 2020, the Huntington Beach City Council voted to approve Ordinance No. 4224 amending the Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC) by adding Chapter 5.120 Short-Term Rentals (STRs).

 

Final approval of Ordinance No. 4224 (Short-Term Rentals) was on January 19, 2021.  The Ordinance was effective on February 19, 2021.  The STR Permit fee resolution was adopted on March 1, 2021.

 

All Short-Term Rentals must have a valid City Permit by December 31, 2021, or all online advertisements will be removed by platforms (AirBnB, VRBO, etc.).

 

Short-Term Rental Regulations:

 

Enforcement:

 

Issued Short-Term Rental Permits

 

How to Report Violations to Code Enforcement:

 

Below are links to the application, frequently asked questions, and additional information regarding short-term rentals: 

For more information, please contact the Planning and Zoning counter at (714) 536-5271 or email [email protected] 

Did you know?


The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors.  You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed.  This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.

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