Short-Term Rental Ordinance

Planning Commission Public Hearing_July 29, 2020


Project Status

Zoning and Local Coastal Program Amendment 

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM, the Planning Commission will hold a special meeting to consider amendments to the Local Coastal Program and Title 17 (Zoning) of the Malibu Municipal Code to modify regulating the rental of residential units for 30 days or less (Short-Term Rentals) including but not limited to requiring the presence of an on-site host during short-term rental, and other restrictions, and clarifying permitted uses related to short-term rental. For more information, see the Notice of Public Hearing. Note: This meeting will be a virtual meeting. Visit malibucity.org/virtualmeeting for details on how to participate and watch the meeting. This hearing is in response to direction provided by the City Council at its December 3, 2020 meeting. 

On December 3, 2019, the Malibu City Council adopted a resolution to initiate a Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendment and Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) to regulate the short-term rental of residential property similar to the home-sharing ordinance implemented by the City of Santa Monica.

At the December 3 Special Meeting, Council also directed staff to: a) include a robust definition section in the proposed ordinance, b) analyze and incorporate information from the September 10, 2019 City of Santa Monica staff report regarding amendments to ordinance to strengthen regulation of home-sharing, as well as suggestions submitted by Michael Lustig as appropriate; and c) look into platform liability and limitation issues; and 3) directed the Planning Commission to schedule a public hearing regarding the same. The special meeting originally scheduled for this item on March 30 was cancelled due to the pandemic. 

To learn more about the City of Santa Monica’s Home-Sharing Ordinance.

Interim ordinance 

On Monday, June 22, 2020 City Council directed staff to bring back the ordinance presented to the City Council on December 3, 2019 establishing interim provisions to regulate short-term rental of property on an interim basis, until the LCP amendment on short-term rentals (discussed above) can be certified by the California Coastal Commission. The item is tentatively planned for a City Council meeting in August.

SIGN UP FOR E-NOTIFICATIONS ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS 

To stay up to date on the status of the City of Malibu’s short-term rental regulations, sign up to receive messages by text or email on the City’s Short-Term Rental E-notifications. After signing in, scroll down to "Short-Term Rentals." You may opt out or edit your subscription information at any time.

CURRENT REGULATIONS AND TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX INFORMATION

For information regarding the City’s current regulations regarding short-term rentals, contact Associate Planner Justine Kendall at 310-456-2489, ext. 301.

For information on the City’s current Transient Occupancy Tax program, contact the Finance Division at 310-456-2489.

REPORT A NUISANCE

Due to operational changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has made changes to how residents can report a nuisance related to a short-term rental. Residents who wish to report a nuisance related to a short-term rental in their neighborhood may now call the Short-term Rental Hotline at (310) 456-2489 ext. 308. Residents can leave a message including the rental address, the nature of the nuisance and any other pertinent details. Code Enforcement staff will respond to the calls the next business day. Residents needing more immediate assistance, should call the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at 818-878-1808. As always, in an emergency, residents should call 911.

Community Meetings & Public Input 

planning commission - july 29, 2020

Planning commission - March 30, 2020

City council - December 3, 2019

city council - October 28, 2019

Administration & Finance subcommittee - oct 3, 2019

CITY COUNCIL - September 26, 2018

city Council - July 9, 2018

PLANNING COMMISSION - MAY 7, 2018

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

CITY COUNCIL MEETING - June 13, 2016

CITY COUNCIL MEETING - FEBRUARY 8, 2016

CITY COUNCIL MEETING - NOVEMBER 9, 2015