The City of West Hollywood has adopted the ordinance (15-958) to amend Title 19 of the West Hollywood Municipal Code, in order to clarify the legal prohibition of short-term vacation rental. This page is only designed to give you an overview of the local requirements, but it is the host duty to know the legislation and to comply with the local laws. misterb&b is not a legal adviser : you should have a look at the relevant laws and contact the local authorities or a local professional for further understanding.
Short-term rentals ban
Under the section 19.36.331(A) of the West Hollywood Municipal Code, no person (ow or tenant) shall rent a dwelling unit (or a part of it) for less than 30 days. This ban does not apply on B&B, motels, hotels : in order to know if a rental unit fits into these categories, a Host can refer to the definitions provided by Section 19.09.020 of the Title 19 of the West Hollywood Municipal Code.
For more information and official contacts, see this page about short-term rentals on the West Hollywood City official website.
Housing and occupancy standards
West Hollywood Municipal Code Title 13 sets building, health and safety standard that local rental unit have to meet.
Transient Occupancy Tax
Short-term rentals may be subjected to Transient Occupancy Tax (12,5% of the rent paid). To be able to collect and remit the TOT monthly, the Hosts have to apply for a Business Tax Certificate then register for a Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate.
For more information about TOT, visit this page on the West Hollywood City official website.