When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it is important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to give you some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in Big Bear Lake. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. If you have questions, contact the city directly.
Short-term rental regulations
The City Council passed the Short-Term Rental Ordinance, effective March 1, 2021. Hosts are required to display their vacation rental license number on their listing. Operating without a license can result in a $5,000 fine for a first time offense and will be permanently ineligible to operate a vacation-rental property in the city.
Step 1: Apply for a Business License. This process involves completing this form, and paying a $74 application fee.
Step 3: Add your Vacation Rental License to your Airbnb listing. Once you receive your vacation rental license from the City, include it in your listing advertisements.
It's also important to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, such as leases, condo board or co-op rules, HOA rules, or rules established by tenant organizations. Please read your lease agreement and check with your landlord if applicable.
Our commitment to your community
We’re committed to working with local officials to clarify how local rules impact the short-term rental community. We will continue to advocate for changes that will enable people to share their homes.