Change of Ownership Application

If you are currently operating a Short-Term Rental in the City of Anaheim, you are required to submit a completed application along with the $498 Registration Fee. Short-Term Rental Permits are non-transferable, and any change in ownership or address of the rental property would require a new application be filled out and submitted within 14 days of such a change, along with the $498 Registration Fee.

In order to obtain a Short-Term Rental Permit, you must:

  • Contact the Business License Division at (714)765-5194 to obtain and complete the Short-Term Rental Permit Application.
  • Submit payment of the $498 Registration Fee
  • If anyone other than the property owner is managing the property, a completed and notarized Authorized Agent Appointment form is required.
If approved, a REG Permit ID# will be issued for your property. If you operate multiple short-term rentals, you must apply separately for each address. Your unique REG Permit ID# must be included in all advertisements for your short-term rental property. Each Short-Term Rental Permit must be renewed annually by resubmitting an application form and resubmitting the Registration Fee, which will be used by the Community Preservation & Licensing Division to administer the Short-Term Rental Program. 

The program will be administered by the Community Preservation & Licensing Division, which has the power to:

  • Investigate complaints and issue notices of violation
  • Issue Civil Citations according to the approved penalty schedule
  • Conduct Compliance inspections as a result of repeated complaints or violations made on a property, or when deemed necessary by the Planning Director
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the City of Anaheim’s Business License staff at 714-765-5194.