On September 29, 2020, the City Council voted to adopt Ordinance No. 486 (Short-Term Rental Enforcement Ordinance) creating a new Short-term Rental (STR) Permit system to regulate the short-term rental of residential property.
Effective January 15, 2021, the short-term rental of residential property can only be conducted in accordance with a valid STR Rental Permit. The STR Permit Application is now available on the City's website at MalibuCity.org/STR.
Property owners wishing to apply for a STR Permit may either submit the application and pay by credit card online or mail in an application along with a check. The STR Permit Application Fee is $294. The City is currently accepting STR permit applications but permits will not be issued until after the STR Permit Fee goes into effect on January 5, 2021. Property owners are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as it may take up to 30 days to review the applications due to the volume of permits anticipated.