Short-Term Rental Program


Anaheim has notified all STR owners that amid the coronavirus outbreak and the state’s stay-at-home order, STRs in Anaheim at this time are only allowed to operate as housing for essential workers, for you or your family or for other essential purposes.

Read the full letter here.


As of mid-2019, there are 277 permitted short-term rentals in Anaheim.

In June 2019, our City Council adopted an ordinance updating our policy covering STRs. You can view the short-term rental ordinance (Chapter 4.05) here.

The new policy reverses a 2016 STR ban and phase-out, which proved challenging as STR owners sought decades of continued operation to recoup investments in their properties.

The new policy allows the majority of STRs to continue operating in Anaheim under strict regulations and good neighbor policies.

The opening of entirely new STRs remains prohibited under the new policy.

You can read more in our fact sheet here.