Are short term rentals allowed in Fountain Valley?
No, the City has never permitted short term rentals. The City Council also adopted Ordinance No. 1591 explicitly prohibiting short term rentals throughout the City on October 18, 2022.
What is a short term rental?
A STR is the rental of a residential dwelling or a portion thereof for a period of 30 consecutive days or less.
Are there any exemptions to the ordinance?
No, there are no exemptions to the ordinance.
What are the penalties that could be applied to operating a short term rental?
Once a violation has been verified, the City may issue fines up to $1,500 for the first violation, $3,000 for the second violation and $5,000 for the third and subsequent violations.
How do I report a property I believe is being used as a short term rental?
Report a property by clicking on this https://www.fountainvalley.org/forms.aspx?fid=71&anon=1 https://www.fountainvalley.org/forms.aspx?fid=71&anon=1 LINK.
For more information, please contact:
Joshua Aronsen, Code Enforcement Officer