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Current Smoking Regulations

 Current Smoking Regulations




 Beverly Hills' Smoking Regulations Include Public Right of Way and

20ft from Outdoor Dining

To protect and promote public health, the City of Beverly Hills regulates smoking in accordance with both state and local regulations. At the February 21, 2017 meeting, the Beverly Hill City Council voted to expand smoking regulations. The City Council, at their April 4, 2017 meeting, approved to expand the City's regulations to further regulate smoking within 20 ft. of outdoor dining areas and in the public right of way, which includes sidewalks and alleyways. The expanded smoking regulations go into effect on May 5, 2017.

Title 5, Chapter 4 of the City's Municipal Code on local smoking and vaping regulations can be found online. Please visit the webpage here: http://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=466

Starting May 5, 2017, smoking will be prohibited within 20 feet of open air dining areas, except while actively passing by (previously the distance was 5 feet); and in the public right-of-way, which includes public sidewalks, alleyways and streets, except while passing by.

For more information about the City's regulations in the public right-of-way and outdoor dining areas, please visit:


To view the ordinance and all of the City's smoking regulations, please refer to the City Code.

On the City Code page, click on "Title 5" and then "Chapter 4" in the table of contents drop-down menu.

A link to the latest ordinance is at the top of the Title 5 - Chapter 4 page.



Beverly Hills' Smoking Regulations


A summary of where smoking/vaping is permitted and not permitted is outlined in the following table below. 


Areas where Smoking is Permitted                     Areas where Smoking is Not Permitted

 According to State Law:

  • Designated hotel/motel rooms and areas
  • Private smoker lounges
  • Private single family residence






 According to State Law:

  • Inside public buildings
  • Near windows of public buildings
  • Outdoor areas within 20 ft. of public buildings
  • Enclosed space at places of employment
  • Public school property
  • In a vehicle with a minor 

 Areas Currently Not Regulated: 

  • Beyond 20 ft. of outdoor dining areas
  • Beyond 20 ft. of operable doors and windows of public buildings
  • Multifamily residences

 According to City Regulations: 

  • City parks and recreational facilities 
  • Open air dining areas located on private and public property, including public right of way
  • Within 20 ft. of open air dining areas, except while actively passing by*
  • City-owned vehicles
  • Public  right of way, which includes public sidewalks, alleyways and streets, except while actively passing by*
  • Outdoor public gathering events
  • Outdoor service lines (e.g. ATM and movie/theatre ticket lines)
  • Farmers Markets
  • Public and private plazas (except for clearly marked designated smoking areas on private plazas located beyond 20 ft. of operable door)

 (* denotes these will be smoke-free areas effective on May 5, 2017)