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Short-Term Rental Program - FAQ
  • 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 Permit 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. All completed applications must include a check or money order for the $250 Registration Fee.

  • Is my Short-Term Rental Permit transferrable?
  • No. Any change of ownership or address will require the submittal of a new application and $250 Registration Fee 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.