Short Term Rentals




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City Evaluating Current Short-Term Lodging Regulations

 The short-term rental market has experienced substantial growth over the last few years. The City has seen a change in the local rental market due to the launch of online hosting platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and others. While these platforms have further diversified lodging options for visitors and created revenue opportunities for homeowners, the City is seeking public input on its current regulations to help ensure the interests and needs of the community are heard and balanced.

At a Study Session on January 26, 2016, the City Council discussed the current short term rental environment and indicated interest in the following: Staff Presentation

  • Obtain public input and conduct discussions with stakeholder.
  • Evaluate filling in gaps on the Peninsula for vacation rentals.
  • Consider regulations to address homesharing.
  • Develop standard operational guidelines for vacation rentals.
  • Pursuing agreements with the online services to disclose rental information and submit TOT to City.

The City hosted a short-term lodging community meeting on Wednesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center Community Room. Over 100 residents, property managers and other stakeholders attended to hear about the City’s current regulations and provided feedback on the growth and impacts of short-term rentals. 

Continuing the request for community feedback, a second meeting was held on June 21, 2016 at City Hall.  Staff expanded on current regulations, City statistics, and held discussions on proposed operating standards.  The community exchanged thoughts and considerations for further review of the impacts of short term lodging within Newport Beach.

For questions regarding the review of the short term lodging regulations, or to be added to the interest list to be notified of future meetings, please contact Code Enforcement Division Supervisor, Matt Cosylion, at 949-644-3217 or



Short-Term Rental Application Process

All persons renting a residential unit for a term of 30 days or less are required to apply for and obtain a Short-Term Lodging Permit. A City Business License and Permit processing fee is required for the business of renting a short-term dwelling. For more information about the Short-Term Lodging Permit requirement, please refer to Municipal Code Chapter 5.95 or contact the Revenue Division at (949) 644-3141.

                         City of Newport Beach
Attention: Seanne Carney
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660


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Interactive Map  & Address Search

The Interactive Map or Address Search tools can assist to you with the following information for a particular property:

  • Active Short-Term Lodging Permits
  • Short-Term Lodging allowed subject to zoning compliance
  • Properties permitted prior to June 2004 per M.C. 5.95.020


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