Newport Beach City Council to Consider Additional Short-Term Rental Reforms

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On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Newport Beach City Council will consider additional reforms aimed at further reducing community impacts from short-term rental lodging in Newport Beach.

If approved, the proposed regulations would:

  • Require a 3-night minimum stay for all short-term lodging rentals.
  • Limit the total number of short-term rental permits to 1,550 and create a waiting list for new permits once the cap is reached.
  • Prohibit short-term rentals to anyone under 25 years of age.
  • Hold property owners responsible for parking violations by tenants that occur at the rental property or in close proximity to the property.
  • Allow the transfer of short-term lodging permits to immediate family upon the death of a permit holder, and to new owners upon the sale of the property.

The Council in July adopted an initial set of regulations on short-term rentals. These were prompted by growth in short-term rental housing in recent years and a subsequent increase in community impacts. The July action placed occupancy limits, required that property owners list their permit numbers in all advertising to help prevent illegal rentals, and set a minimum rental age of 21 years.

The Council discussed additional proposals at a Sept. 8 study session and directed staff to draft municipal code amendments for potential adoption.

The Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Dr. Comments can be submitted live by phone, by email at [email protected], or in person from the Community Room adjacent to the Council Chambers.

For more information, visit the City’s short-term rental information page at https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/finance/revenue-division/short-term-rentals.

 

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