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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. The Ordinance took effect on July 1, 2014 and the application process is currently open to all short-term rental owners. Click here to access 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. City staff recently offered two community workshops that covered: owner responsibilities, accounting cycles, folio management, and common pitfalls that can be easily avoided.

To view the video of the March 11, 2015 workshop, please click here. You may also download a printable copy of the PowerPoint presentation by clicking here TOT Workshop Presentation.

You may access the STR TOT Return Notice at the following link: STR TOT Return Notice. Please ensure that a completed copy of the STR TOT Return is included with your payment, and that both items are received by the Business License staff by the last CITY business day of the month following the TOT Collection Period (e.g. For the TOT collection period ending July 31, payment is due no later than 5pm on August 31). You may pay with check, money order, or cashier’s check. You may also request to pay via wire transfer, however this payment method must be set up in advance by contacting the business license staff at (714) 765-5194.

For more information, please use the following links to review the Anaheim Municipal Code on Short-Term Rental (Chapter 4.05); Transient Occupancy Tax(Chapter 2.12) or contact the Business License staff at 714-765-5194.