Short Term Rentals

Project Planner:  Octavio Silva, Senior Planner
Contact Information: octavios@rpvca.gov / (310) 544-5234
  
On September 20, 2016, the City Council affirmed that short-term rentals, which are typically considered rentals of a residential property for a period of time less than 30 consecutive days, are prohibited within the City's residential zoning districts. Violations of the short-term rental prohibition in the City's residential zoning districts maybe subject to fines of $2,500 for first citation, $5,000 for the second citation and $7,500 for the third citation. 


February 6, 2018 City Council Meeting

On February 6, 2018, the City Council will consider the Planning Commission's recommendation regarding the proposed code amendment to Chapter 17.96 (Definitions) of Title 17 (Zoning) of the City's Municipal Code to expand the definition of a Short-Term Rental.

Click Here for the February 6, 2018 City Council Staff Report 

January 9, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

On January 9, 2018, the Planning Commission adopted P.C. Resolution No. 2018-03,  recommending to the City Council that an Ordinance be adopted amending Chapter 17.96 (Definitions) of Title 17 (Zoning) of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code to expand the definition of a Short-Term Rental to include commercial uses (Case No. ZON2017-00486).  
  

Click Here for P.C. Resolution No. 2018-03
Click Here for the January 9, 2018 Planning Commission Staff Report
   

January 17, 2017 City Council Meeting


On January 17, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 593, affirming the prohibition of short-term rentals and to prohibit the advertisement of short-term rentals in the City's Residential Zoning Districts, and to codify definitions of advertisement, responsible party and short-term rentals.
 

Click Here for Ordinance No. 593 
Click Here for the January 17, 2017 City Council Staff Report

December 20, 2016 City Council Meeting


On December 20, 2016, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 592U amending Chapter 17.02 (Single-Family Residential (RS) Districts), Chapter 17.04 (Multi-Family Residential (RM) Districts) and Chapter 17.96 (Definitions) of Title 17 (Zoning) of the City's Municipal Code affirming the prohibition of short-term rentals and prohibiting the advertisement of short-term rentals in the City's residential zoning districts. As a separate action, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2016-57 amending the schedule of penalties for administrative citations by establishing a second tier of fines for certain violations of the City's Municipal Code including violations for the operation of short-term rentals within the City's residential districts.
   
Click Here for the December 20, 2016 Public Notice
Click Here for the December 20, 2016 City Council Staff Report- Code Amendments
Click Here for the December 20, 2016 City Council Staff Report- Schedule of Penalties  
  


November 29, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting


As a result of direction provided by the City Council on October 18, 2016, the Planning Commission was presented with proposed code amendments to Title 17 of the City's Development Code on November 29, 2016. The Planning Commission adopted PC Resolution No. 2016-14, which recommended that the City Council adopt an Ordinance amending Chapter 17.02 (Single-Family Residential Districts) and Chapter 17.96 (Definitions) of Title 17 of the City's Development Code to affirm the prohibition of Short-Term Rentals and to prohibit the advertisement of Short-Term Rentals in the City. In addition, the Planning Commission recommended that the City Council consider prohibiting Short-Term Rentals in the City's Multi-Family Zoning Districts. 
   
  Click Here to view PC Resolution No. 2016-14 
  Click Here to view the November 29, 2016 Planning Commission Staff Report
 

October 18, 2016 City Council Meeting


On October 18, 2016, the City Council was presented with a report on the City's enforcement efforts related to the prohibition of short-term rentals in the City. In addition, the City Council initiated Code Amendments to add language that bolsters the City's enforcement framework when addressing short-term rentals in the City.
 
Click Here to view the October 18, 2016 City Council Staff Report


September 20, 2016 City Council Meeting

On September 20, 2016, after considering information presented by Staff and public testimony, the City Council affirmed that short-term rentals are prohibited within the City's Single-Family Residential Zoning Districts, as the Development Code is a permissive Code and the use of short-term rentals is not identified as a permitted use. Pursuant to the Council's action, Staff will immediately begin enforcing this prohibition. A status report on the enforcement of this prohibition will be presented to the Council at its October 18, 2016 meeting.
   
Click Here to view the September 20, 2016 City Council Staff Report
Click Here to view a video of the September 20, 2016 City Council Meeting
  

August 23, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting

 
 
On August 23, 2016, the Planning Commission was presented with responses to the questions that were raised at the July 12th meeting with regards to short-term rentals. Additionally, the Commission was asked to identify a preferred option to address short-term rentals for the City Council's input before proceeding with drafting code amendment language. The Commission's preferred option would ban short-term rentals with an exception for property owners living on the property at the time of rental. The preferred option, along with other options presented to the Commission on August 23, 2016 will be presented to the City Council on September 20, 2016.
 
Click Here to view the August 23, 2016 Planning Commission Staff Report

 

July 12, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting



On July 12, 2016, the Planning Commission, at a duly noticed public hearing, considered Code Amendment language to prohibit short-term rentals and the advertising of such uses within the City’s Single-Family Residential Zoning Districts. At that meeting, Staff recommended that the Planning Commission continue the public hearing to its August 23, 2016 meeting, in order for Staff to prepare a Local Coastal Plan Amendment that will be considered in conjunction with the proposed Code Amendment. The Planning Commission approved Staff’s recommendation to continue the public hearing, and directed Staff to provide additional information which further analyzes the number of short-term rentals in the City, possibly prohibiting short-term rentals within the City’s Multi-Family Residential Zoning Districts, and options for allowing short-term rentals through a permit process.  This information will be provided to the Planning Commission at the August 23rd meeting. 
 
Click Here  to view the July 12, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
Click Here to view the July 12, 2016 Planning Commission Staff Report
 Click Here to view the July 12, 2016 Planning Commission Public Notice
 

May 17, 2016 City Council Meeting


On May 17, 2016, Staff reported to the City Council how other neighboring cities regulate short-term rentals, as well as recommended that the City Council consider initiating code amendment proceedings to prohibit short-term rentals in all of the City's Single-Family Residential Zoning Districts. The Council voted to initiate code amendment proceedings to prohibit short-term rentals in the City. Proposed code amendments, prohibiting short-term rentals were presented to the Planning Commission on July 12, 2016.
 
Click Here to view the May 17, 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes
Click Here to view the May 17, 2016 City Council Staff Report