Short-Term Rental Ordinance


On October 10, 2016, the City Council directed staff to explore options for regulating short-term residential rentals of properties within the City.

Project Status

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on Monday, November 20, 2017 and considered amendments to Title 17 (Zoning Ordinance) of the Malibu Municipal Code regarding short-term rental of property in residential and multi-family zones. The Planning Commission directed staff to come back at future meeting with a revised ordinance incorporating its recommendations for its consideration.


For general information regarding the City's regulations regarding short-term rentals or the Transient Occupancy Tax program, contact the Finance Division at 310-456-2489.


Residents who wish to report a nuisance related to a short-term rental in their neighborhood may call 805-495-7521 during normal business hours or 805-732-9433 outside of regular business hours. The resident should be prepared to provide the rental address.


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Community Meetings & Public Input

city council hearing - March 26, 2018

Planning Commission Hearing - November 20, 2017

Zoning Revisions & Code Enforcement Subcommittee - May 23, 2017

City Council Meeting - October 10, 2016