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Los Angeles City Planning has drafted an ordinance to regulate Vacation Rentals. The draft ordinance would allow a non-primary residence, occasionally occupied by the owner, to serve as short-term lodging for visitors. The number of permits proposed to be available to qualifying properties are limited, and the units that would qualify for this program are currently not available to long-term residents. An array of other restrictions are also included to protect the City’s housing supply for long-term residents and prevent the unfettered growth of short-term rentals. The goal of the ordinance is to allow Vacation Rentals on a limited basis while protecting against the loss of the City’s supply of long-term housing.

Opportunities for public input

The proposed ordinance will be considered by the City Planning Commission at its December 19, 2019 meeting. A public hearing will be held by the Commission, at which time there will be an opportunity to offer public comments. If you would like to provide written comments prior to the hearing, please submit them to planning.vacationrentals@lacity.org.

If you have any questions about the process or the ordinance itself, or if you would like to be added to City Planning’s email notification list, contact:
Patrick Whalen | Patrick.Whalen@lacity.org | (213) 978-1370