When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in Anaheim. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. We’ll continue to update this information as more becomes available. If you have questions, contact Anaheim’s Business License Division by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 714-765-5194, or consult a local lawyer or tax professional.
Based on Anaheim Municipal code, anyone advertising rentals lasting 30 days or less is required to register for a business license and post their business license number on their listing. Additionally, qualified listings can claim an exemption in lieu of registering for a business license number.
Listings without a permit number or exemption posted will be blocked from hosting short-term stays (30 nights or less) in Anaheim.
Listings for 30 nights or less at a time
In Anaheim, only listings with business licenses are permitted to host stays of 30 nights or less. You can apply for a business license using the Short Term Rental Application.
For additional resources on what’s required to register and host in Anaheim, visit Anaheim's Short Term Rental Checklist.
Hosting Traditional Hospitality, or Long Term Stays
If you host a Traditional Hospitality stay (Hotel, Motel or Bed & Breakfast) or host stays of 31 nights or more at a time, your listing is exempt from registration, but you’ll still need to claim an exemption through Airbnb to comply. This is free of cost.
Renewing your registration
Short-term rental permit renewals are due annually on or before July 31.
Taxes and fees
The City of Anaheim imposes a $250 application fee to obtain a business license for your short term rental.
Our commitment to your community
We are committed to working with local officials to help them understand how Airbnb benefits our community. Where needed, we will continue to advocate for changes that will allow regular people to rent out their own homes.
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