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City Government Smoking Information (home) Current Smoking Regulations
Current Smoking Regulations


 Beverly Hills Smoking Regulations Include the Public Right-of-Way

To protect and promote public health, the City of Beverly Hills regulates smoking in accordance with both state and local regulations. On April 4, 2017, the City Council approved an ordinance that increased the no-smoking buffer zone surrounding outdoor dining areas (from five to 20 feet) and restricted smoking in the public right-of-way, which includes places such as sidewalks and alleyways. The expanded smoking regulations went into effect on May 5, 2017.

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


Beverly Hills Smoking Regulations

Title 5 Chapter 4 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code regulates smoking in Beverly Hills. The City's definition of smoking includes vaping. Please see a summary of all non-permitted smoking areas below.  

Non-Permitted and Permitted Smoking Areas
Non-Permitted Areas Permitted Areas
  • On public school property (State law)
  • In vehicles with minors (State law)
  • In or within 20 feet of public buildings (State law)
  • In enclosed spaces at places of employment (State law)
  • At City parks and the Beverly Canon Gardens
  • In or within 20 feet of open air dining areas, unless actively travelling by
  • Within public rights-of-way (sidewalks, streets, alleyways, etc.) unless actively travelling
  • At farmers markets
  • At public and private plazas
  • At outdoor public events
  • At outdoor service lines (ATM lines, ticket lines, etc.)
  • In City-owned vehicles 
  • At private smoker lounges (State law)
  • In designated hotel/motel areas
  • Public right-of-way, only if actively travelling by