City Reinforces Ban on Short-term Rentals
In an effort to better enforce the citywide ban on short-term rentals, the City Council recently unanimously passed an ordinance that amends the Diamond Bar Municipal Code.
The ordinance, which went into effect last month, does two things: it clarifies the definition of short-term rentals, and it explicitly prohibits their advertising and operation. The updates are now part of Title 5 (Business Licensing) and Title 22 (Development Code) of the Municipal Code.
As a reminder, short-term rentals of any kind are not allowed within city limits. In recent years, short-term stays have become a popular alternative to hotels, and involve the renting of an entire home, a room within a home, or another portion of a home for fewer than 30 days.
Because of their nature, short-term rentals can create conditions that negatively affect the quality of life in neighborhoods. Among these, strangers coming and going, increased noise and trash associated with parties, and reduced on-street parking spaces.
Violators of the City’s ban on short-term rentals can face fines of up to $1,000 and jail time per day of violation.
The adopted ordinance as well as the new and revised sections of the Diamond Bar Municipal Code, 5.08.050 and 22.080.020 respectively, can be viewed online at www.diamondbarca.gov/municode.
Questions regarding short-term rentals should be directed to the Community Development Department at email@example.com or (909) 839-7030.