Short-Term Rental Limited Home Rental
Do you own the property? Yes Yes
Is the property your primary home? No Yes
Can I lease my property for less than 30-days as a vacation rental? No, in Lake Forest you cannot lease your rental or income property as a vacation rental. Yes, but not more than 3 times per year and not more than 30 consecutive days.
Can I rent a room out for less than 30 days as a vacation rental? No, the City’s Short-Term Rental Ordinance does not allow you to lease any portion of your property for less than 30-days. No, but you may lease your entire primary home for less than 30 consecutive days.
Do I need to pay Hotel Taxes to the City? Yes, you must register your property and pay any Hotel Taxes (10% tax) for every night the property was used as a vacation rental.   Yes, you must register your property and pay any Hotel Taxes (10% tax) for every night the property was used as a vacation rental.  
If I pay the Hotel Taxes can I then legally use my property as a vacation rental? No, payment of Hotel Taxes is required but does not permit the use of your property as a short-term vacation rental. Yes, renting your entire home for a limited time is allowed. Make sure to pay any Hotel Taxes due for the time you leased your home.
Are there penalties if I do not pay Hotel Taxes? Yes, failure to register and remit taxes will result penalties and interest. Each violation is also a misdemeanor offense. Yes, failure to register and remit taxes will result penalties and interest. 
Can I lease a room or my entire property as a long-term rental? Yes, you can still lease your home on a month-to-month or longer lease. Yes, you can still lease your home on a month-to-month or longer lease.
Do I need to pay Hotel Taxes on my long-term rental? No, but you must continue to pay property taxes. No, but you must continue to pay property taxes.

For more information the Short-Term Rental Ordinance, please contact 949-461-3460

For more information about paying your Hotel Taxes, please contact 949-528-3797

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2022 Business Survey


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Expand the Forest

Expand the Forest Beautification Program

Public Works Department | 100 Civic Center Dr. | Lake Forest, Ca 92630 | (949) 461 - 3493


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Note: Due to the health and wellbeing of the selected trees, plantings will occur only from October 1st though December 1st and March 1st through June 1st. Staff will contact you during this time frame. Dedication plaques are not allowed. 


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Disclaimer: If a planting date cannot be arranged, the tree(s) will be planted by the end of the planting period. 

 


Type of Tree


Dedication

The City Council Certificate: The dedication and sponsor(s) information will appear on the City Council signed certificate mailed to you after the tree planting has occurred.

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Payment

The cost of the Expand the Forest Program is $93.00/15 gallon tree. 

If Paying by Check, Mail to:

City of Lake Forest
Expand the Forest Program
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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City of Lake Forest
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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Responsible Pet Ownership

Vet / Clinic:
20780 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 600-8310
23162 El Toro Frontage Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 837-5222
29040 Portola Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 380-1255
24301 Muirlands Blvd Ste P, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 837-7660
22377 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 855-9744
3 Rancho Circle, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 581-7979

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