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Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) - Residential
Effective July 1, 2009, all homes, condominiums, or other structures that will be rented or leased for a period of 30 days or less must register with the City of Malibu and will be subject to a transient occupancy tax (TOT) per Malibu Municipal Code Section 3.24.

In April 2015, the City announced that Airbnb had agreed to collect and remit the TOT on behalf of property owners who use its service. Beginning April 20, 2015, Airbnb users will no longer have to register with the City, nor will they have to collect and submit quarterly tax returns to the City, a real benefit that will save those users time and help them avoid any penalties or fines imposed if taxes are not properly collected and timely paid.

Property owners must continue to collect and remit TOT taxes on their own for any rental resulting from the use of other vacation rental websites or made independently. Failure to register, collect, and remit these taxes will subject property owners to prosecution for back taxes, penalties, and interest due.

Click the links below for additional information, including the forms required for registration of your rental property and for remittance of the TOT.

Short Term Rental HotlineResidents who are experiencing issues related to a short-term rental in their neighborhood may report the problem by calling the City's Short Term Rental Hotline at 805-732-9433. Please be prepared to provide the rental address.


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