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Occupancy restriction

Two persons per bedroom

Length of Stay
30 days and less
Registration & Licensing Fees
A recurring fee of ($183)
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes, Business registration license
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required and its recurring.
Guest Record
Yes, must be maintained for 3 years.
Zoning

Primary residences in residential zones that are not subject to rent control or other affordability programs are eligible for short-term rental.

Occupancy taxes and fees

Transient occupancy tax and Tourism development Tax (15.5%)

Insurance requirement

Yes ($8000)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Adequate parking must be provided for guests

Advertising Requirement

Yes, a license number is required for advertisement.

Noise regulation

Yes, Quiet time must be maintained 10 pm - 7 am

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

Yes, (one property within a city)

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

Yes, 120 days cap per year

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

What is short term rental?

A short-term rental is defined as a residential property that is rented out for a period of 30 days or less.

Are there STR regulations that affect property owners?

Yes

Is there any short-term rental-related tax?

Yes

Is it only individuals that are permitted to operate short-term rental?

Yes, individuals are allowed to operate a short-term rental business as long as they obtained the zoning permit and the short-term rental license.

What are the procedures and requirement for the neighborhood approval?

1. Identify your neighborhood council or community group (You can find your neighborhood council on the City of Los Angeles website https://lacity.gov/ or by contacting the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment https://empowerla.org/.

2. Attend neighborhood council meetings.

3. Submit a letter of intent.

4. Address concerns.

5. Obtain approval.

Do I need a neighborhood approval?

Yes, you need one in few zones such as R1 and R1-V1 Zones.

Building, Health & Safety Regulation
Which of these taxes does Airbnb or other booking company collect?
What zoning laws affect Short Term Rentals?

Primary residences in residential zones that are not subject to rent control or other affordability programs are eligible for short-term rental.

Is there any guest record requirement?

Yes

Do i require any license(s) for STR?

Yes, the Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate (TORC), ADU permit for Accessory Dwelling owners and Home sharing permit for STR owners that desire to rent beyond the 120 days cap.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

14% TOT and 1.5% TDT

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

14% TOT and 1.5% TDT

Tax
What ZIP Codes have been prohibited for STR use?

STR is prohibited in rent stabilization zones and the rules are more stringent in R1 and R1-V1 Zones.

What types of properties are eligible for short-term rentals?

various types of primary residences including accessory dwelling units.

Does occupancy limit affect STR?

Yes

What STR regulations affect me as an Owner?

1. Hosts must register for a home-sharing permit for a yearly $89 fee.

2. Hosts can only register one property with the city at a time.

3. Hosts can only register their primary residence (where they reside at least six months of the year).

4. Hosts are limited to a 120-day cap per year and can sign up for “extended home sharing” if they would like to host beyond the 120-day cap.

5. Hosts must display a valid home-sharing registration number on all listings. Rent-stabilized units cannot be used for home sharing, even if the host is the owner of the unit or property.

What are the procedures or requirements for keeping the guest records?

1. Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate (TORC)

  • Proof of primary residence
  • Insurance coverage that covers short-term rentals.
  • Registration fee of $183 per year for each rental unit.
  • Collect and remit TOT and TDT to the city.

2. Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permit

  • ADU meets building requirements including size limitations, height restrictions, and setback requirements.
  • ADU meets parking requirements which may include providing additional parking spaces on the property.
  • Zoning requirements
  • Evidence of plan review and permit fees
  • Evidence or receipt of impact fees
  • Evidence of a licensed contractor

3. Home-Sharing Ordinance (HSO) permit

  • Proof of primary residence.
  • Application fees of $89.
  • Document requirements: a copy of the homeowner's insurance policy, and a signed declaration of acknowledgment and compliance with the HSO.
  • Inspections: Hosts may be subject to inspections by the city to ensure compliance with the HSO and other regulations.
  • Renewal fees: Hosts must pay a renewal fee each year to maintain their HSO permit.
Notification
What are the occupancy limits for STR?

Two people per bedroom plus one additional person, up to a maximum of 16 people. However, some properties may have lower occupancy limits based on their size or location.

What other STR regulations am i obligated to observe?

Other city regulations includes;

  • Building and safety requirements,
  • Noise regulations,
  • Advertising and signage,
  • Liability insurance
  • Good neighbor policy.
What are the penalties and fines for non compliance?
  • Fines (can be up to $2,000 per day),
  • Revocation of license,
  • Legal action, and
  • Additional taxes and fees.
Is there any official regulatory body or authority?

Yes, the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) is responsible for regulating short-term rentals in the city.

How can i contact the authority?

City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS)

Website: https://www.ladbs.org/services/request-services/report-code-violation?service=rav

Phone: 311 (from within Los Angeles)

(213) 473-3231 (from outside Los Angeles)

You can also visit their office:

Metro (Downtown)

201 and 221 N. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Which jurisdictions are exempted from the regulations?

There are currently no jurisdictions that are exempted from the specific short-term rental regulations in Los Angeles.

What are the requirements and fees for the permit (s)?

1. Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate (TORC)

  • Proof of primary residence
  • Insurance coverage that covers short-term rentals.
  • Registration fee of $183 per year for each rental unit.
  • Collect and remit TOT and TDT to the city.

2. Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permit

  • ADU meets building requirements including size limitations, height restrictions, and setback requirements.
  • ADU meets parking requirements which may include providing additional parking spaces on the property.
  • Zoning requirements
  • Evidence of plan review and permit fees
  • Evidence or receipt of impact fees
  • Evidence of a licensed contractor

3. Home-Sharing Ordinance (HSO) permit

  • Proof of primary residence.
  • Application fees of $89.
  • Document requirements: a copy of the homeowner's insurance policy, and a signed declaration of acknowledgment and compliance with the HSO.
  • Inspections: Hosts may be subject to inspections by the city to ensure compliance with the HSO and other regulations.
  • Renewal fees: Hosts must pay a renewal fee each year to maintain their HSO permit.
Basic Information
Occupancy restriction

Two persons per bedroom

Length of Stay
30 days and less
Registration & Licensing Fees
A recurring fee of ($183)
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes, Business registration license
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required and its recurring.
Guest Record
Yes, must be maintained for 3 years.
Zoning

Primary residences in residential zones that are not subject to rent control or other affordability programs are eligible for short-term rental.

Occupancy taxes and fees

Transient occupancy tax and Tourism development Tax (15.5%)

Insurance requirement

Yes ($8000)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Adequate parking must be provided for guests

Advertising Requirement

Yes, a license number is required for advertisement.

Noise regulation

Yes, Quiet time must be maintained 10 pm - 7 am

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

Yes, (one property within a city)

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

Yes, 120 days cap per year

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

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