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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:




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: 

STR operators must remit their TOT and TBID via for rentals between 1/1/2022 through 3/31/2022 by last business day of April 2022.

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

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