STR Program Regulations
On July 19, 2022, the Inglewood City Council adopted Ordinance No. 22-15 to establish Short Term Rental (STR) regulations. It is unlawful to operate an STR without first obtaining a permit issued by the City of Inglewood. Before applying for an STR permit, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant must be an Inglewood residential property owner (Host) and a resident of the City of Inglewood.
- The Short Term Rental must be the primary residence in which the Host owns and resides at the dwelling unit for at least 365 consecutive days prior to application submittal and be 25 years old or older. Single-family homes and condominiums that are subject to Home Owners Associations (HOAs) must have written approval (on HOA Letterhead) with HOA contact information to verify the approval if needed.
- Prior to submitting an application for a Vacation rental permit, the Short Term Rental Host must be a resident in the City of Inglewood for a minimum of ten consecutive years, own their primary residence for a minimum of five consecutive years, own the vacation rental for a minimum of one year. The vacation rental must be within 1000 feet of the property line of the primary residence.
- If there are two to four units on the parcel, the owner must reside in one of the dwelling units, and the proposed STR unit must be vacant; except in the case of an owner-occupied duplex (two units) in which one of the units is the owner’s primary place of residence, and the owner’s occupancy is continuous, and the owner’s residency existed prior to the possession of the proposed STR unit.
- Owners of properties with two or more units on a parcel must be registered with the City of Inglewood’s Housing Protection Department, and all fees, fines, and penalties must be paid prior to an STR application submittal.
- All Transient Occupancy Taxes from January 1, 2022, to the present, must be paid to the City of Inglewood, (payment installments can be arranged). Owners must provide the STR TOT Assessment Form and the Statement of Earnings from all the host platforms.
If you are operating an STR and the property does not meet the City’s eligibility requirements, you must cease all STR operations, and remit TOT immediately.
Failure to adhere to the City’s STR regulations will result in fines and penalties of up to $5,000 per incident.
Commencing September 6, 2022, all property owners who meet the aforementioned requirements and elect to continue operating their property as a Short Term Rental are required to obtain a Short Term Rental permit. STR permits will be valid until the end of the calendar year (December 31st). For the initial year, 2022, the permit application will be prorated to $167 (Hosted), $200 (Unhosted), $200 (Vacation), and $367 (Hosted and Unhosted). All hosts must renew their permit no later than January 31, 2023.
The STR Permit application will be available on September 6th, in the Finance Department at One W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301, located on the first floor of City Hall. The application can also be downloaded here: STR Application Process. Payment will be due at the time of application submittal and must be made in person at the Finance Department located on the first floor of City Hall.
Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Housing Protection Department’s Short-Term Rental Program:
Phone: (310) 412-4299