Development Services

Short-Term Rental Program

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During adoption of the City’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget on September 3, 2019, the City Council asked for a delay in the start of the short-term rental (STR) program and reallocated a portion of the funding of STR positions to temporarily fund other City programs. Development Services Department staff is evaluating possible options to phase implementation of the STR program within the approved budget. An update regarding the program status will be posted on this website when a determination has been made.

Long Beach is in the process of developing a proposed STR ordinance. When an ordinance is adopted by the City Council, it will establish a framework for regulating STRs, or vacation rentals, within the City. An STR is a property that is typically furnished and rented for a short-term stay. STRs can provide several economic benefits, including increased tourism activity and business revenues. STRs can also present challenges to the housing stock and have adverse safety and noise impacts. For more information on STR